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Date Published: 2nd March 2020

Escape the traffic chaos in Taunton (and Glastonbury) with a move to Rooksbridge

For those unfortunate to be caught up in the traffic jams around the M5 Taunton junction may not realise that there is no end in sight until next summer.

The construction plans at J25 are only half way to completion to provide increased capacity and improved traffic flow. And as we have witnessed in Bridgwater all the improvements in the world isn’t going to reduce the amount of traffic on Somerset’s roads.

Nexus is the name given to the £18m project funded by Highways England, the local borough council and Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

As part of the scheme, a new roundabout will be created for traffic to access the proposed Nexus 25 employment site to the east of the motorway, and improved pedestrian and cycling facilities will be implemented. It will also help to unblock the daily congestion around the Sainsbury’s store and the long tailbacks in Henlade. However there’s no guarantee the plans will work which is why businesses looking to relocate to somewhere near the M5 may be interested in the Stables Business Park at Rooksbridge.

Meanwhile a plan to move traffic around the Glastonbury Festival area has been rejected by residents due to concerns over congestion being moved elsewhere.

The BBC reported that Somerset County Council submitted plans for improvements to the A39 and A361 through Glastonbury and Pilton in July. The proposal, set to cost between £40m and £70m, was designed to relieve congestion on a major route to Glastonbury Festival.

The road improvements were aimed at two problem junctions - the A361 at Chilkwell Street in Glastonbury and where the A361 meets Whitstone Hill in Pilton. Anyone running a business in the area during the festival that traffic chaos filters out past Wells and out towards Frome, Bath and even Bristol as a result of the 400,000 people arriving and departing the site at Worthy Farm.

The solution for firms fed up with traffic jams is to relocate to the Stables Business Park at Rooksbridge.

For details call The Stables Business Park on 07968 910 761, or email us from our website at where you will find much more information, a video, testimonials and news.