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Author Topic: A358 dualling in Somerset. New consultation launched.  (Read 209 times)
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« on: January 16, 2018, 05:06:42 PM »

Today, 16th January 2018, Highways England have begun a new consultation on capacity improvements to the A358 between the A303 at Ilminster (Southfields) and junction 25 of the M5 for Taunton.

The previous consultation only offered up one option and was roundly criticised by the majority of interested parties.

Highways England have now produced a further three options, and are showcasing these at various events in the area.

Information on the new consultation, along with details of the new options can be found on the Highways England website.

https://highwaysengland.citizenspace.com/he/taunton-to-southfields-dualling-scheme/

As someone who uses the A358 between Chard and Taunton/M5 on a regular basis, I have a keen interest in this consultation. I'm reading through the options and plan to attend one of the events in the coming days. Then I'll make my decision on which option I think is best.

I know we are a rail forum primarily, but I think this scheme is an important and much needed transport infrastructure improvement for Somerset and beyond. I've used it on numerous occasions to get to Taunton station!

I'd be interested to hear others opinions.
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