Eight months of disruptive roadworks in Highbridge finally came to an end on Friday morning (August 31st) when a new supermarket roundabout was opened.

Work to construct the new road layout outside the soon-to-open Asda supermarket was finally completed and the road was opened at 7am on Friday morning (August 31st).

Just seconds after workmen removed road closure signs and bollards at the site, pictured, the white van above was the first vehicle through.

The opening came after motorists had endured months of delays when the A38 was partially closed by the work. A road closure came into force along Burnham Road on January 2nd and had been expected to finish by the end of July.

But delays led to the work being re-scheduled and then finally completed today at the end of August.

Asda spokeswoman Helen Jones had told Burnham-On-Sea.com last week that the roadworks were “on track” to finish at the end of August.

She added that construction of the store itself is on track and a grand opening is being planned.


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