In Carhampton, the Somerset River Authority funded drainage improvement works are progressing well. The A39 Williton Road, heading eastwards out of the village has been closed between 9.30am and 3.30pm each day, Monday to Friday. The last day of this sequence will be on Monday 18 October. The remainder of the drainage works at this location will be undertaken under temporary traffic lights until complete.
From Tuesday 19 October the closure times will switch to evenings between 6.30pm and 11.30pm as the carriageway is resurfaced. There will still be access for emergency vehicles on emergency calls only unless laying of the new surface is taking place.
Temporary traffic signals will be in operation outside of these times:
A39 Williton Road, Carhampton
- Monday 18 October Closed 9.30am to 3.30pm
- Tuesday 19 October until Friday 22 October Closed 6.30pm to 11.30pm
- Monday 25 October until Thursday 28 October Closed 6.30pm to 11.30pm
B3191 Blue Anchor Road, Carhampton
- Tuesday 19 October – Friday 22 October Closed 6.30pm to 11.30pm
- Tuesday 26 October – Thursday 28 October Closed 6.30pm to 11.30pm
Hill Lane between Carhampton and Withycombe will also be closed as part of the works until 12 November.
Bus Service Alterations
Quantock Line 28, Exmoor Coaster – A39 Carhampton
The A39 at Carhampton will be CLOSED Weekdays ONLY between 09:30 and 15:30. This is to allow Somerset County Council to carry out drainage and flood prevention work in Carhampton.
Services Quantock Line 28 and Exmoor Coaster will regrettably be disrupted.
Exmoor Coaster: this service will only operate between Minehead and Lynmouth. There will be no service between Minehead and Doniford.
Quantock Line 28: The 08:45 from Butlins will run through to Taunton as planned, from 09:15 until 14:45 the 28 from Minehead will run to and from Dunster Steep. Normal service will resume with the 15:15 from Butlins.
From Taunton the 08:00 departure will run through to Minehead from 08:30 the service will terminate at Watchet. Normal service will resume from Taunton at 14:30.
Hinkley Point Community Bus
As a result of the A39 road closure, the Community Bus Service will be restricted to operate between Watchet Railway Station and Bridgwater only. Minehead, Blue Anchor and Carhampton will not be served.