Huntworth Roundabout is a key junction in Bridgwater’s highway network and experiences significant peak-time congestion and queuing, impacting on access to nearby employment and residential areas and causing blocking back towards the M5 Junction 24 roundabout.
The junction is a key connection from Bridgwater to the Strategic Highway Network (the M5). It also forms part of the high-frequency bus route connecting Taunton and Bridgwater. Sedgemoor District
Council’s (SDC) Core Strategy anticipates that the South Bridgwater area will accommodate a further 17 hectares (ha) of employment land at Bridgwater Gateway. This site as a whole is anticipated to generate 2,555 jobs. In addition to this the remaining 336 dwellings in the South Bridgwater Urban Extension and a location for a park and ride for Hinkley Point C nuclear power station are close to the junction.
Development delivered/unlocked by scheme: 973 dwellings 1,700 jobs
Development that scheme would contribute to delivering: 4,418 dwellings 5,515 jobs 16,000sqm retail space.
Growth Deal 1 Funding: £1.91m
Total Funding: £2.9m
Started on site: November 2015
Completed: July 2016