Roadworks at Washford Cross

EDF is planning to build a new roundabout at Washford Cross to make this busy crossing point on the A39 safer.

A representative from EDF Energy says: “We’ve planned the work carefully to ensure the A39 remains open both ways whilst the work is undertaken. The B3190 will be closed whilst the roundabout is built, an alternative route via Williton is being put in place, which will be appropriately signposted.

“Preparatory work for the alternative route to ensure that the Five Bells junction and the Williton junction can accommodate larger vehicles started in December. This should be complete within two weeks. The B3190 will then be closed. We will temporarily re-open the B3190 over the Christmas and busy summer holiday period.

“We’re confident the roundabout will be in operation within a year.
Aggregate Industries will be undertaking this work on our behalf. Working hours are between 7am-7pm from Monday to Friday and 8am-1pm on Saturdays.

“We do appreciate the inconvenience that this work could cause, and apologise for it, but hope that people understand the benefits of making the A39 permanently safer.”