A KEY road between a Somerset town and its local railway station is due to close for resurfacing for three evenings from this evening (Monday, August 14). 

The A356 Station Road connects Crewkerne town centre to Crewkerne railway station, which lies in the neighbouring parish of Misterton.

Somerset Council will be closing a stretch of the road for three evenings from Monday (August 14) to carry out essential repairs and resurfacing.

During this time, motorists will be diverted through the neighbouring villages, adding up to seven miles to their journey.

The road will be closed between the junction with Kithill and the Texaco petrol station, not far from the Wool Gardens housing development currently being constructed by Taylor Wimpey Exeter on the Crewkerne Key Site.

The road will be closed between 6:30pm and 11pm between Monday (August 14) and Wednesday (August 16).

Chard & Ilminster News: A closure notice sign next to the A356 Station Road in Crewkerne.A closure notice sign next to the A356 Station Road in Crewkerne. (Image: Daniel Mumby)

Councillor Mike Rigby, portfolio holder for transport and digital, said: “This section of Station Road is in need of repair.

“Doing the work in the summer holidays under an evening closure gives us the best chance of completing this work safely and efficiently, but please plan ahead as there could be short-term disruption.”

During the road closure, motorists wishing to reach the railway station from the town will be diverted along the A30 Yeovil Road, turn onto the A3066 North Street through Haselbury Plucknett and North Perrott, and rejoin the A356 in Misterton.

Motorists wishing to reach the town centre from Misterton or the other villages on the Dorset border will follow the same diversion in reverse, adding up to seven miles to their journey.

Drivers wishing to access the railway station from the west will be able to use Cathole Bridge Road – past the Maple Grove development site – but this will not be signposted as an official diversion.

Access for residents and businesses in the immediate area will be maintained throughout and a diversion will be in place.

For more details on these roadworks, or any other roadworks in your area, visit www.somerset.gov.uk/roads-travel-and-parking/roadworks-and-travel.