YEOVIL NEWS: Fir trees to go in bid to improve Asda roundabout
WORK on improving the traffic capacity at one of Yeovil’s busiest roundabouts will start in the next few weeks.
There have been persistent traffic hold-ups and delays at peak times on the Asda roundabout at Preston Road and its junction with Western Avenue.
Now Somerset County Council is to start work on trying to sort that out as part of the Yeovil Western Corridor Improvements scheme.
The actual roundabout work will start in April 2018, while a new retaining wall is to be constructed along Preston Road and Western Avenue which will require the removal of fir trees located between garden boundaries and the existing pavement.
The tree removal will take place on a weekend to minimise traffic congestion and will be carried out towards the end of January and early February.
A spokesman for project said: “Homes affected by the removal of fir trees in Preston Road and Western Avenue have been visited and letters outlining the work being undertaken have been delivered.”
A public information centre about the Yeovil Western Corridor Improvements scheme is available for people to visit at the Palmers Garden Centre.
PHOTO - TOP: The Asda roundabout on Preston Road. The fir trees to the right of the picture are to be cut down and replaced by a wall.