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Carillion prepares for Taunton relief road start

4 Jul 13 Carillion starts construction work on 15 July on Taunton’s new Northern Inner Distributor Road (NIDR).

The £10.5m contract involves construction of 1.6km of carriageway and two new road bridges to relieve town centre traffic.

Overall project cost to client Somerset County Council is £21m, with grant funding from the Department for Transport and contributions from developers on the line of the new road.

Completion is scheduled for March 2015.

The scheme involves:

  • Construction of a new bridge over the River Tone and the canal in the vicinity of Priory Fields business park
  • Replacement of the former rail bridge over Station Road to the north of Whitehall
  • Replacement of existing foot bridge over the railway at Chip Lane
  • Construction of approximately 1.6km of new carriageway together with the realignment of a further 150m of carriageway
  • Construction of a new junction at the Chip Lane / Staplegrove Road junction
  • Improvements to the existing Priory Bridge Road / Priory Avenue / Priory Park junction
  • The provision of pedestrian and cycle facilities.


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