The Government has finally announced it's to press ahead with plans to turn the A358 link between the M5 and the A303 into a dual carriageway.
David Cameron first proposed the idea more than two years ago, but today the Transport Secretary confirmed the much called for upgrade would definitely go ahead and a formal two month consultation with local people will begin at once.
Currently the A358 between the M5 at Taunton and the A303 Southfields is a mix of single and dual carriageway, leading to bottlenecks and congestion.
Chris Grayling has now announced that it will be made into a dual carriageway, leading to quicker journeys for motorists.
The route would see the existing road upgraded between Southfields and West Hatch, where it will split into a new dual carriageway linking with M5 at a new junction at Shoreditch.
Highways England says the new M5 junction would support development south of Taunton.
A consultation into the A358 upgrade has now opened and will close on 20 May. A preferred route will be announced this winter, with work starting in spring 2020.
The government is also improving the A303 at Stonehenge and between Sparkford and Ilchester.