Monday, September 21, 2020
Home Life & Style Drivers in this town set to face massive 46 mile diversion for...

Drivers in this town set to face massive 46 mile diversion for one 700 metre road closure 

Motorists in Langport near Somerset will face the hefty diversion for the 700 metre road closure which is estimated to take over an hour to reach the other side of the road. A stretch of the A372 at Aller near Langport will be closed while resurfacing work is carried out on the tarmac. 

There are several ways drivers can unofrfivclaly pass the closure but these roads may not be suitable for some transport. 

Unofficial routes may be tighter and more dangerous than A roads and drivers must take care if they are travelling in some types of vehicle. 

Heavy Goods vehicles and larger machinery should avoid the smaller country lanes which could put drivers at risk. 

The latest diversion is not the first time a length diversion was put into place due to road closures. 

Somerset Council issued a diversion which would take drivers one hour and 11 minutes to complete while taking in sites such as the venue for the Glastonbury Festival. 

The stretch of road would usually take just one minute to travel over as just 0.4miles of road were closed. 

Dorset County Council issued a 41 mile diversion while a small 20 metre section of road was closed in October last year. 

The diversion saw motorists diverted from Godmanstone all the way to Yeovil and Middelemarsh due to the roadworks. 

Estimates of the diverted route compared to the usual journey length revealed the trip was over 3,500 times longer than it should be. 


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Schumer and AOC call on voters to pressure GOP senators into delaying Trump's Supreme Court nominee

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., held a joint press conference on Sunday regarding the Supreme Court vacancy left behind...

Watching Sky TV via free live streams? New warning proves why it’s a TERRIBLE idea

There's no getting away from the fact that subscribing to services such as Sky, Virgin Media or BT TV isn't cheap. If you...

Wild hog populations are soaring in what experts dub ‘a feral swine bomb’

It’s hog wild! The US population of wild pigs is soaring due to what experts are calling “a feral swine bomb,” according to a...

Arsenal transfer of £13.4m rated defender Shkodran Mustafi to Lazio or Napoli ‘gaining momentum’

ARSENAL defender Shkodran Mustafi is reportedly a transfer target for Serie A sides Lazio and Napoli. The Gunners are open to offers for the...

Recent Comments