Milverton

M5 Junction 25 improvement scheme

Toneway Creech Castle junction

Contractor, Alun Griffiths Ltd has been appointed to deliver the Toneway Creech Castle junction improvement scheme on behalf of Somerset County Council. This is a major improvement scheme to reduce congestion and improve access to Taunton by increasing the capacity of the junction. As well as greatly improving this route for motorists, the upgrade includes much better access for pedestrians and cyclists and is a really important part of ensuring the network can cope with the ongoing development at Monkton Heathfield.

Work will begin on Monday 9 August 2021 and is expected to be complete in Summer 2022. For more information go to Creech Castle, Toneway improvements.

Taunton park and ride travel free

Taunton’s park and ride service will be made free of charge as part of a special initiative to encourage use of the park and ride service and, minimise disruption during a major upgrade of the Creech Castle junction.

The £8.3m project was deferred last year because of the pandemic, now work is about to begin on these much-needed improvements for one of Taunton’s busiest junctions. The scheme, which starts on Monday 9 August and is due for completion in summer 2022, requires the A38 Bridgwater Road on the north side of the junction to be closed to all traffic for the duration of the works and a diversion will be in place using the new Western Relief Road.

This will have an impact for everyone travelling around Taunton, so SCC has taken the decision to provide the park and ride service at both sites for free from 9 August until further notice, subject to review.

This will include a Saturday service from 14 August.