Last August Somerset County Council published its plans for improvements to the Library Junction. (You can read about the August 2021 proposals in an earlier post on this site). Following discussion with the town council, the County Council has had a fresh look at its plans and revised them. The latest proposals are shown above. A high resolution pdf can be downloaded here.

To quote from a Highways officer: ‘The new iteration of our design is attached and it does include some notable changes which have come out of our conversations. There is the inclusion of a speed table, which will incorporate an uncontrolled crossing. The end of High street has been narrowed to as far as it can be following swept path analysis on the junction, which will create a larger pedestrian area and improved sight lines for both motorists and pedestrians using this junction.’ The County Council also state that the town council’s original proposal ‘our designers didn’t feel could be introduced, as it didn’t fully comply with current guidance, especially on an “A” classified road.’

The town council is likely to discuss these new proposals at our 30 August 2022 council meeting. Please feel free to leave comments below.

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