CARNIVAL 2017: Road closure information for Bridgwater Carnival
DOZENS of roads in and around Bridgwater will be closed at some point during the day on Saturday (November 4, 2017) because of the annual Carnival - here is all the important information you need.
Parking restrictions will come into force from 6.30am on the morning of Bridgwater Carnival on Saturday.
Further details are as follows:
8am: The Northbound side of Parkway, from the junction with Westonzoyland Road to a point 20 metres north of Bincombe Road will be closed and a contraflow will be installed on part of the southbound carriageway in the same area. This will enable the installation of a weighing device.
Cornhill, York Buildings and High Street will close to enable street entertainment to take place in High Street and on Cornhill. Discussions will be held/have taken place with traders in High Street to come to amicable arrangements for deliveries and with the bus companies to arrange alternative pick up points to those in the High Street.
10am: Parkway Northbound, Wyndham Road and Frederick Road from Wyndham Road to Parkway will be closed to enable the procession to line up. The balance of the contraflow will be installed on Parkway.
Access to Fairfax Road will be maintained at the junction with Parkway and access will also be maintained to Sydenham Close, Charlton Close and Bincombe Road for Residents and Emergency Vehicles.
12 Midday: Knowle Road & Trevor Road will close to enable the walking entries to assemble.
Lane 1 of Broadway from Friarn Street to the junction with Taunton Road will be closed to facilitate the arrival of the Grandstands and to enable parking of pre-booked coaches from 2.30pm.
Lane One of Broadway from Taunton Road to a point 50m before the junction with Albert Street will be closed to enable the parking of pre-booked coaches from 2pm.
2pm: Broadway (northbound) from Salmon Parade; Monmouth Street (Northbound) and Blake Place (at the junction of Monmouth Street) will be closed to enable Grandstands to be positioned on Broadway between Salmon Parade and Eastover. The grandstands will arrive at 2pm and be escorted along Monmouth Street to Broadway. Lane One of Monmouth Street will remain closed to allow coaches registered with the Carnival to park from 2.30pm. The Diversion route for northbound traffic will be via Salmon Parade, East Quay, Wylds Road and The Drove to Bristol Road.
5pm: In preparation for the closure of Broadway at 6pm, Lane Three of Taunton Road inbound on the approach to the traffic lights at the junction with Broadway will be closed.
6pm: Closure points will be installed at such locations as necessary to close the following roads: Bath Road (Bower Lane to Cross Rifles); Monmouth Street; Broadway (Taunton Road to Monmouth Street); Taunton Road (Broadway to St Mary Street); St Mary Street; Mount Street; Northgate; East Quay (Wylds Road to The Clink); Wylds Road (East Quay to The Drove); Bristol Road (Union Street to Cross Rifles); St John Street (Barclay St to Monmouth Street); The Clink; The Drove; Salmon Parade (Hospital Car Park to Broadway); Salmon Parade (Lime Kiln Inn to Broadway); Dampiet Street (George Street to St Mary’s Street); Old Taunton Road (at junction with Broadway).
7pm:Taunton Road will close (from Canal Bridge);
7.30pm:Bristol Road will close (Wylds Road to The Drove).
Post Procession. Following the procession the following closure points will be installed to assist with the passage of the procession and the departure of the crowds from the town:
Bath Road (in bound) at the junctions with Parkway; College Way; Monmouth Street (southbound) at the junction with Polden Street; Old Taunton Road (at junction with Taunton Road/St Mary Street); Broadway (southbound) at Eastover junction; Broadway (southbound) at Salmon Parade junction; St Mary Street at junction with Little St Mary Street; Mount Street at Car Park exits (including Castle Moat); Cross Rifles/The Clink.
Sunday, November 5, 2017: All roads to be fully open and parking restrictions end at 1am.