Yeovil Western Corridor

The project will deliver a number of transport infrastructure improvements including junction improvements, new footway/cycleway and new and improved pedestrian/cycle crossing facilities.

Junction Improvements

Junction improvements are proposed at five locations and include improvements to junction pedestrian/cycle crossing facilities.  The proposed junction improvements include:

  • Western Avenue/Copse Road Roundabout (provision of a traffic signal controlled junction with crossing facilities);
  • Preston Avenue/Western Avenue Roundabout (provision of a traffic signal controlled roundabout with crossing facilities and an additional exit from the Asda foodstore direct to WesternAvenue);
  • Bluebell Roundabout (provision of a traffic signal controlled roundabout with crossing facilities);
  • Westlands Roundabout (provision of a traffic signal controlled ‘through-about’ junction with crossing facilities); and
  • Lysander Road Roundabout (provision of a traffic signal controlled junction with crossing facilities).

Pedestrian/Cycle Improvements

New shared footway/cycleway or new footway is to be provided at the following locations:

  • Western Avenue (west) between Lufton Way and Mead Avenue, Western Avenue (west) between Copse Road and Thorne Lane and on Western Avenue (east) between Copse Road and PrestonRoad;
  • through the residential areas to the east of Western Avenue. These include improvements to an existing north-south path between Muchelney Way and Preston Road;
  • in the vicinity of Preston Road/Western Avenue roundabout on Lufton Avenue (north), Preston Road (north and south) and Western Avenue (east); and
  • on Stourton Way (north) between Western Avenue and Tintern.

In addition, a number of proposed pedestrian and cycle crossing facilities are proposed.

Growth Deal funding: £6.49m

Total funding: £14.47m

Started on site: March 2016

Completion: March 2021