A358 Taunton to SouthfieldsRecently updated

A dual carriageway link between the M5 at Taunton and the A303, part of a programme of improvements to the A303/A30/A358.

Region:  South West
Start date:  TBC
Cost:  £250 to £500 million
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  TBC
Programme:  

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Progress report

We are consulting on our proposal to dual the A358 from Taunton to Southfields from 28 March to 21 May 2017. This is your opportunity to give your views on our proposals.

Have your say on our consultation page

Visit our consultation website to find documents which will guide you through the consultation process and help you locate the information you want to read. When you are ready to have your say you can use the online feedback form to tell us what you think.

The deadline for responses is 23:59 on 21 May 2017.

What next?

After the consultation we‘ll combine your feedback with further technical analysis and use this to finalise our preferred route: the route we will take forward for more detailed design. We hope to be able to announce the preferred route in winter 2017.

If all goes to plan we would like to start on site in 2020.

Timeline

Date Event
December 2014 Scheme announced
February 2016 Public information events
28 March to 21 May 2017 Have your say

Why we need this scheme

The A303/A358 corridor is a vital connection between the south west, London and the south east. While much of the route is a dual carriageway, there are still over 35 miles of single carriageway. These sections act as congestion bottlenecks, particularly in the summer months and at weekends, causing delays to road users travelling between the M3 motorway and the south west and an increased risk of accidents.

The A358 itself comprises a mix of dual and single lane carriageway, This section also has poor junction alignment and visibility and changes in road type when compared against a high quality dual carriageway and expected of a key strategic route.

Ensuring that improvements are made to the A358 between Taunton and Southfields, to help traffic to flow more freely to and from the South West, is a priority. Without improvements that reduce congestion and journey times it will be difficult for the south west’s regional economy to expand and its communities to prosper.

Aims

The scheme will:
  • reduce congestion, improve journey times and make our network safer for our customers
  • support jobs and economic growth at a local and national level
  • minimise adverse impacts on the surrounding natural environment and landscape

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Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J27 and J26 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:01 on 28 March 2017 to 06:30 on 29 March 2017. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 March 2017 to 06:00 on 30 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 11:54 am
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J26 and J27 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:01 on 28 March 2017 to 06:30 on 29 March 2017. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 March 2017 to 06:00 on 30 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 11:54 am
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J24 and J25 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 18:30 on 28 March 2017.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 11:30 am
Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J25 and J24 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 18:30 on 28 March 2017.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 11:30 am
Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J25 and J24 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 23:59 on 28 March 2017 to 06:30 on 29 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 10:19 am
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J24 and J25 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 18:30 on 31 March 2017.
Posted: March 26, 2017, 6:25 pm
Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J27 and J26 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 30 March 2017 to 1 April 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 3 April 2017 to 5 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J24 and J25 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 31 March 2017 to 06:00 on 1 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J25 and J24 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 31 March 2017 to 06:00 on 1 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J24 and J23 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 07:00 on 30 March 2017 to 18:00 on 30 March 2017.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J26 and J27 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 30 March 2017 to 1 April 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 3 April 2017 to 5 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm

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