T-pylons – roadworks and traffic management

We agreed a construction traffic management plan with the local authorities which sets out the roads our vehicles can use for construction work. We’re building temporary traffic access points and haul roads along the route of the cable – they will allow us to move traffic off main roads directly into the construction areas.

In May 2020, we started to build the temporary road accesses into construction areas. To keep everyone safe while we work on the highways, we need to put up temporary traffic lights, restrict parking and close some roads for a short time.

Our contractors will put up advance notice signs to let local road users know of any traffic restrictions and road closures.

Over the next few months, there will be roadworks in the following locations:

Our refRoad Name Location Parish DateRoad closure or Traffic lights More information/maps
AC39/8Pill Road Rooks BridgeEast Brent13 Jul to 30 Sept (returning 1 Dec to 18 Dec)Road closure Here
AC37/6Pill Road Rooks BridgeEast Brent and Mark
AC23/2UnnamedSouthwickMark25 Aug to 27 SeptRoad closure Here
AC21Factory Lane East HuntspillEast Huntspill14 Sept to 25 SeptTraffic lights
AC1A39 Bath RoadBridgwater Bawdrip14 Sept to 9 OctTraffic lights Here
AC2A39 Puriton HillPuriton Bawdrip 10 Oct to 2 NovTraffic management and weekend road closure Here
AC35/4Vole Road MarkMarkOct to NovRoad closure Here
AC25/4Southwick RoadSouthwickMark2 Oct to 2 NovRoad closure Here
AC4/3Woolavington Road WoolavingtonWoolavington and PuritonNov to DecTraffic lights
AC33/2Northwick RoadMarkMarkNov to Dec (TBC)Road closure
AC5B3141 The Causeway WoolavingtonWoolavington1 Dec to 19 DecTraffic lights Here
AC8B3141 The Causeway WoolavingtonWoolavington4 Jan 2021 to 31 Jan 2021Traffic lights
AC40A38 TarnockBadgworthCompletedTraffic lights
AC9CausewayWoolavingtonWoolavingtonCompletedTraffic lights
AC21Church RoadEast HuntspillEast HuntspillCompletedParking restrictionsHere
AC27/6Butt Lake RoadMark CausewayMarkCompletedRoad closure Here
AC29/8Mark CausewayMark CausewayMarkCompletedTraffic lights
AC11Causeway East HuntspillEast HuntspillCompletedTraffic lights Here
AC12/13Burtle Road East HuntspillEast HuntspillCompletedRoad closure Here

Please note these dates may change at short notice

Road closures

When working on public highways, we aim to keep the road open wherever possible by using traffic management such as traffic lights. Unfortunately, many of the roads we need to work on to create road accesses and crossings are very narrow and we would not be able to carry out the work safely without full road closures. Our first priority is safety of the public and our staff.

We’ll put out advance notice signs and traffic diversions will be clearly marked and we will publish them on the website.

Keeping you informed

Before work starts, we will write to local residents and parish councils with more detailed information.

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 lockdown, we had to postpone our public information events and attendance at the parish council meetings. We will keep our project website up to date and stay in touch with the parish council. We will re-arrange the public information event and parish council briefing when the restrictions on social events return are lifted.

Our project website will be kept updated at all times.

We know this work will cause disruption to journeys and we’re sorry for any inconvenience. We’re working with Balfour Beatty to get this work completed as quickly as possible.