Creech Castle / Toneway Junction Improvements

Griffiths have been appointed by Somerset County Council to complete the improvement work  at Creech Castle Toneway. Work will commence on the busy Toneway Creech Castle junction on Monday 9 August 2021. Work shall take approximately 12 months ending Summer 2022. We look forward to building on our experiences of our Junction 25 project to ensure minimal disruption during the delivery of this complex project.

The major road improvement scheme to upgrade the junction was postponed last year to support the local economy during the coronavirus recovery by minimising any temporary disruption on a key route into Taunton.

Somerset County Council is upgrading the Toneway Creech Castle junction to ease congestion and improve access to Taunton.

The upgrade is designed to increase the capacity of the Toneway Creech Castle junction by widening and adding additional lanes. Once complete, there will be three straight ahead lanes in each direction on the Toneway. There will also be three lanes for traffic turning from the A38 Bridgwater Road from either direction onto the Toneway.

In addition, the right turn lane from the Toneway onto the A38 Bridgwater Road north is much longer to cope with increasing traffic volumes. The improved junction also has an integrated parallel crossing to offer significant benefits for cyclists and pedestrians.

The objectives of the scheme are:

• Support the economy in Taunton by supporting the delivery of employment and residential sites.

• Reduce peak hour congestion along the Toneway (compared to how it would be without the scheme), improving access from the M5 to Taunton town centre.

• Reduce severance caused by the A358 at this location.

Further details, drawings, FAQ’s and videos can be viewed at Toneway Creech Castle Junction Upgrade – Travel Somerset .

Traffic Management Update:

  • Week commencing 11th April – Overnight lane closures w/c 11th April to undertake drainage investigation works.
  • Week commencing 18th May – There will be another traffic switch on Toneway with traffic using both inbound and outbound lanes that are now available.