A396 Diversion

Due to a road closure by Wessex Water at West Street in Dunster, there is currently a diversion of A396 traffic through Wootton Courtenay. This will last until midnight on Friday 30th April.

The diversion has led to a significant increase in traffic though the village and surrounding lanes, and many drivers are, unfortunately, travelling at speed to make up lost time, especially van drivers.

Would all road users, especially pedestrians, horse riders and cyclists be extra vigilant during this week, particularly near bends in the road.

The Parish Council has asked Highways to urgently provide suitable temporary road signs for the village to maintain road safety, and we have been told these are on the way.

Mike O ‘Keefe
Wootton Courtenay Parish Council