A MAIN road between Chard and Crewkerne will close for eight weeks from today (Monday, January 23) due to urgent drainage works.

A full road closure will affect the A30 at Mangle Cave Hill while the highways team installs 550 metres of drainage pipes and road gullies.

The works, carried out north of Roundham between the junction of Liddon Hill and St Rayn Hill, will ensure the road is safer during wet weather.

Significant excavation will take place on the road, which will make it impassable for road users. The closure will also ensure the works site is safe for workers.


A diversion will be in place and will be signposted via the A356, A303, and A358. The route can be viewed on the Travel Somerset website.

Councillor Mike Rigby, Somerset County Council’s lead member for transport and digital, previously said: “We understand this is a really important route.

“We know it won’t be easy having access closed for this period of time, but this work has to be carried out to ensure the road drains properly and is safe for road users.

“There is never a good time to do this, but this is the best time available to us on balance and avoids clashing with any major holidays.”

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