A new bypass to route traffic around the village of Cannington near Hinkley Point is opening today. It's hoped the road will alleviate traffic during construction of the new Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.
The improvement is part of a £16 million package of road improvements paid for by EDF Energy. However its estimated that 80% of the aggregate material needed for the Hinkley Point C project will come by sea.
Nigel Cann, Hinkley Point C site construction director, thanked local residents for their understanding during the road's construction: