Very slow traffic heading into Taunton from west

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  • Temporary traffic lights at Staplegrove believed to be cause of problem
  • Motorists reporting major delays heading into Taunton

12:34pm

10:05am Wed 22 Jan 14

rach84 says

It's taken an hour and a half to drive in from Milverton to Taunon. Roads looked clear after the temporary teaffic lights at Staplegrove turned off at Corckscrew lane. Some notice would have been nice so I could have avoided that route and not been so late for work!

12:14pm

A SOMERSET County Council spokesman said: "Roadworks (on Staplegrove Road) were scheduled to take place overnight and were due to be cleared away before the rush hour this morning.

"Unfortunately, this didn't happen and we're now investigating to find out why."

10:18am

COMMUTERS who have made it into work in Taunton are complaining that it took them about an hour to get from Hillfarrance to the town centre.

9:38am

TRAFFIC is queued back from Staplegrove Road, at marker A, to Norton Fitzwarren on the B3227.

9:34am

IF you know of any other reason for the hold-ups, let us know.

Call our newsdesk on 01823-365102 or email newsdesk@countygazette.co.uk 

9:34am

TEMPORARY traffic lights are in place in Staplegrove Road, which may be the cause of the problem.

This is for repair work, which according to Somerset County Council's website, should be completed tomorrow. 

9:30am

THE County Gazette has been contacted by frustrated motorists wanting to know why their journey into Taunton from the west is taking far longer than usual. 

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10:05am Wed 22 Jan 14

rach84 says...

It's taken an hour and a half to drive in from Milverton to Taunon. Roads looked clear after the temporary teaffic lights at Staplegrove turned off at Corckscrew lane. Some notice would have been nice so I could have avoided that route and not been so late for work!
It's taken an hour and a half to drive in from Milverton to Taunon. Roads looked clear after the temporary teaffic lights at Staplegrove turned off at Corckscrew lane. Some notice would have been nice so I could have avoided that route and not been so late for work! rach84

8:30pm Wed 22 Jan 14

feeby12007 says...

Took ages to get into Taunton this way, a lot of us were late for work :(
Took ages to get into Taunton this way, a lot of us were late for work :( feeby12007

9:12pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Hljomalind says...

It took over an hour to get to Taunton from Wellington on Tuesday - what on earth is going on?
It took over an hour to get to Taunton from Wellington on Tuesday - what on earth is going on? Hljomalind

2:20am Sun 26 Jan 14

Mike Rigby says...

The problem was apparently caused by the clean and clear works of
Wessex Water. The works are supposed to finish by 7.0am each morning.
There was a problem with the traffic lights. They assure us that this
was a one off and will not happen again.
The problem was apparently caused by the clean and clear works of Wessex Water. The works are supposed to finish by 7.0am each morning. There was a problem with the traffic lights. They assure us that this was a one off and will not happen again. Mike Rigby

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