Work by Somerset Council to repair a collapsed embankment next to the B3224 in Exmoor is now finished.

The road at Roundwaters between Exford and Wheddon Cross has reopened today (Friday 19 April). It has been closed since January due to the scale of the work being undertaken by the Council’s contractor Walters.

The team used a 30-tonne piling plant and 50-tonne crane to carry out the work rebuilding the embankment, as well as around 150 tonnes of material which had to be imported on site.

The original damage was caused by a falling tree during bad weather just over two years ago and meant a lane closure and temporary traffic lights had to remain in place until repairs could be done to the embankment.

Councillor Richard Wilkins, Somerset Council’s Lead Member for Transport and Digital said:

“It’s great news that this vital and busy route is reopening earlier than scheduled – we are well aware of the challenge for local residents and businesses with such a lengthy closure, and I’d like to personally thank everyone for their support and patience.

“I’d also like to thank our contractor Walters for their fantastic efforts in getting this important work done early.”

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View of the completed roadworks at Roundwaters, between Exford and Wheddon-Cross

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April 19, 2024

Lorraine Hemmings

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