Delays for motorists in Taunton as sewer collapses

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  • Wessex Water working to fix problem
  • Repairs might go on until 6pm
  • Three-way traffic lights in operation at Belvedere Road junction

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TRAFFIC is building up coming from the town centre towards the railway station. 

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TAUNTON Deane Council has released this statement:

"Traffic lights are in operation in Station Road, Taunton as work gets under way to repair a collapsed sewer. The three-way lights are at the Belvedere Road junction.

The brick-built Wessex Water sewer is some two metres below the road surface and repair work is likely to be finished between 4pm and 6pm on July 18 2014.

The traffic lights directly affect access to both The Deane House, headquarters of Taunton Deane Borough Council, and Taunton swimming pool. The work could also affect journey times to Taunton Station and access to businesses in the area.

Drivers are being asked to be patient while the essential repairs are carried out and to leave extra time for their journeys."

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2:20pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Somerset_BTGOG says...

Why don't they work through the night?
Why don't they work through the night? Somerset_BTGOG
  • Score: 5

4:26pm Fri 18 Jul 14

RightToAnOpinion says...

Won't notice much difference as traffic moves so slowly through Taunton anyway, 10mph is now speeding in this town.
Won't notice much difference as traffic moves so slowly through Taunton anyway, 10mph is now speeding in this town. RightToAnOpinion
  • Score: 8

6:13pm Fri 18 Jul 14

twigimala says...

Idiots driving down towards station road blocking the junction @Staplegrove road again this morning - should have their licences taken from them
Idiots driving down towards station road blocking the junction @Staplegrove road again this morning - should have their licences taken from them twigimala
  • Score: -1

9:56am Sat 19 Jul 14

RightToAnOpinion says...

twigimala wrote:
Idiots driving down towards station road blocking the junction @Staplegrove road again this morning - should have their licences taken from them
No yellow box there to make it illegal, mind you saying that if there was half of em wouldn't know what it meant.
[quote][p][bold]twigimala[/bold] wrote: Idiots driving down towards station road blocking the junction @Staplegrove road again this morning - should have their licences taken from them[/p][/quote]No yellow box there to make it illegal, mind you saying that if there was half of em wouldn't know what it meant. RightToAnOpinion
  • Score: 3

12:43pm Sat 19 Jul 14

Dr Dave says...

We all like our foul waste to flow away and forget about it? May of the sewers in Taunton (and many other towns...) are over 100 years old and brick-built - nothing like the systems put in place on new builds these days - so I think blaming TDBC/SCC is wholly unfair and unjust!
We all like our foul waste to flow away and forget about it? May of the sewers in Taunton (and many other towns...) are over 100 years old and brick-built - nothing like the systems put in place on new builds these days - so I think blaming TDBC/SCC is wholly unfair and unjust! Dr Dave
  • Score: 2

8:07pm Sun 20 Jul 14

boliston says...

Somerset_BTGOG wrote:
Why don't they work through the night?
Why would they want to wait till nightfall to do the work?
[quote][p][bold]Somerset_BTGOG[/bold] wrote: Why don't they work through the night?[/p][/quote]Why would they want to wait till nightfall to do the work? boliston
  • Score: 5

6:26pm Tue 22 Jul 14

somersetvoyager says...

Pictures show queueing traffic on Station Road. What's new?
Pictures show queueing traffic on Station Road. What's new? somersetvoyager
  • Score: 4

2:51pm Thu 24 Jul 14

duckface08 says...

Every time I pass " road works " signs in the afternoon I never see any work being done!!! My son in law informs me this is because the workers have to get back to their depots. Not so long ago it was commonplace to see shirtless bronzed workers still working in the afternoon in the summer. What has changed? Is it lack of supervision or have we become a nation of skivers???
Every time I pass " road works " signs in the afternoon I never see any work being done!!! My son in law informs me this is because the workers have to get back to their depots. Not so long ago it was commonplace to see shirtless bronzed workers still working in the afternoon in the summer. What has changed? Is it lack of supervision or have we become a nation of skivers??? duckface08
  • Score: 2

7:42am Fri 25 Jul 14

Dr Dave says...

There could be many reasons - they could have placed concrete around the repair and it needs to cure overnight - no further work could be carried out until it had cured.
There could be many reasons - they could have placed concrete around the repair and it needs to cure overnight - no further work could be carried out until it had cured. Dr Dave
  • Score: -1
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