Yeovil MP meets with major businesses about the ongoing roadworks in the east of the town

Yeovil MP Marcus Fysh met with two major businesses about the ongoing roadworks to the east of the town.

Roofing Gear and Mole Valley wanted to voice their opinions about the roadworks along Sherborne Road and Lyde Road to the Yeovil MP. 

Marcus said: “I listened very closely to the concerns raised by Roofing Gear and Mole Valley, who spoke on behalf of all of the businesses along Lyde Road and Sherborne Road. There is a shared understanding by the business owners that roadwork maintenance is essential and does need to be done.

However, from speaking with the businesses, it is the way in which it has been implemented without enough notice and general contact from the developers responsible, in this case Barratt Homes, that has made this situation more frustrating than it needs to be. I have promised to write to Barratt Homes to encourage them to complete their work as soon as possible and promote the town and its traders. I will also ask them to improve their contact with the local businesses, including with updates as to their timescales for the work. 

I have had positive correspondence with Highways in Somerset County Council about how to upgrade the Sherborne to Yeovil route through traffic light phasing improvements. They have told me they are open to looking at priority for traffic light works to link the pelican crossing on Sherborne Road, which were not included in the developer scheme that is replacing the roundabout. They have also said to me they would support asking Wessex Water to delay works near to the current roadworks to keep the disruption to a minimum, notwithstanding that the utility has the right to conduct those works, so I will be writing to them.  I will continue to voice the views of the local business owners on Lyde Road and Sherborne Road as their MP.”