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Monkton Heathfield has been tormented by site visitors following since a closure on the A38 in Taunton noticed motorists diverted in the direction of their village. Rather than utilizing a diversion in the direction of Monkton Heathfield which joins the Western Relief Road and again onto the A38, some drivers have been ignoring the recommendation and heading straight by way of the village as an alternative.

Motorists could also be utilizing the route because it takes them to the A38 simply previous the Monkton Elm Garden Centre.

However, makes an attempt have been made to cease site visitors racing by way of when it’s pointless.

A brand new 20mph velocity restrict has been arrange to put drivers off from utilizing the village as a rat run.

The A38 street closure will final till July 2022.

Despite the velocity restrict, aged and schoolchildren nonetheless stay at risk, because the velocity restrict has not proved to be efficient in stopping motorists from utilizing the route.

Shellie Baker stated: “I worry for the safety of children as they go to and from Heathfield school and feel that the whole road plan is massively flawed.

“Why make the straight major street a 20mph zone however maintain Milton Hill and different smaller roads close by as a 30mph zone?

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Andrew Rule stated: “Milton Hill has become a real rat run and puts children going to and from school in danger as well as others.

“Yallands Hill can be very dangerous and site visitors virtually totally travels at 30mph or above from my common walks with the canine.”

Despite admitting that the new speed limit was a good idea, he admitted the limit did have its flaws.

Mr Rule said: “My concern isn’t any thought was put into which different roads required the identical discount. Milton Hill, Bawler Road, Greenways.”

However, some residents believe the new Western Relief Road has not encouraged motorists to use the diversion.

Lesley Tortuga said: The relief road has provided no relief! We need a bus gate on the A3259 to move drivers onto the Western Relief Road and Eastern Relief Road, the route that they are supposed to be using.”

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