Somerset’s most delayed roads have been named by a new report, with Taunton topping the list due to traffic on 'local' A roads.

The Road Delay Report rated motorways, A roads, and ‘local’ A roads based on where people were delayed the longest. It used the Department for Transport's data to analyse how many seconds vehicles were held up per mile travelled on average in 2023.

Taunton’s Trenchard Way, the A3087, was the most congested ‘local’ A road in Somerset, with a 52.3-second wait per mile travelled on average. This was followed by Taunton’s Staplegrove Road, A3027, with a 47.8-second wait.

Third on the list was the A3065, Taunton’s Silk Mills Road, with a 42.7-second wait. Fourth was again in Taunton, the A3259 leading to Priorswood Road, with a 39.5-second delay for every mile travelled.

Topping the list for most congested major A road was the A303 eastbound stretch between A37/A372 and A359 near Yeovil (west), where vehicles were held up almost a minute (51.2 seconds) for every mile travelled.

The A303 also took the second spot on the list of most congested major A roads, with the A303 westbound between A359 near Yeovil (west) and A37/A372 delaying drivers by an average of 41.8 seconds per mile.

The third, fourth, and fifth most delayed roads in Somerset were stretches of the A36. The A36 southbound between A366 and A361 (north) near Beckington, Frome, with a delay of 38.3 seconds per mile, and A36 southbound between A361 (north) and A361 (south), a 27.5 delay. Lastly, the A36 northbound between A361 (north) and A366, with a 26.8 delay.

The Road Delay Report was produced by Cromwell Trucks and Online Marketing Surgery, using data.