26th January 2020

Taunton Marathon and Half Marathon road closures

The Taunton Marathon and Half Marathon will be taking place next Sunday (2 April) and 1200 runners are set to take part.

The following road closures have been announced:

Wellington Road

Police will hold traffic in both directions for around 10 minutes from 10:25 to allow runners to leave the off-road start line at Bridgwater & Taunton College.

Bridge Street, Station Road, Staplegrove Road and Greenway Road

Traffic will be held as the main bulk of 1200 runners go through the town, taking around 20 minutes.

Silk Mills Road

Closed to through traffic from 10:30 to 15:00 in both directions between Netherclay Lane and Bindon Road to allow the runners to come safely out of Netherclay Lane and get across Silk Mills Road. The road will be open at the Bishops Hull end for two way traffic to Heron Drive , with access to St Margaret’s Hospice, Abbeyfield and Avery Plant Centre. The diversion route through the town will be signed.

The bridge at Bradford-on-Tone

Closed  to all traffic from 11:00 to 13:00. The diversion is via Nynehead.

Drivers in Bishops Hull are asked to follow a voluntary one-way system that flows with the runners, down Bishops Hull Hill and Netherclay Lane , but up Waterfield Drive . The exit to Wellington Road from Bishops Hull Road will be closed.

All other roads will be open.

Motorists are asked to be co-operative and patient as any delays will be of a relatively short duration.