Hospital Roundabout (Uphill)
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|Junctions related to the A370|
The Hospital Roundabout at Uphill near Weston-super-Mare takes its name from Weston General Hospital, which lies to the west of the junction. While the name is not signed, it is in common usage locally. This is despite the fact that the roundabout pre-dates the construction of the hospital in the mid 1980s by at least a decade.
The roundabout has 4 arms, north and south are the A370, to the west an unclassified road provides access to the Hospital, and the village of Uphill, and to the east Broadway is a signed route to the Northbound M5, taking traffic through Oldmixon to the A370 at Winterstoke Roundabout on the other side of town, and so offering a shortcut for through traffic, avoiding the busy town centre.
This section of the A370 was a new build road in the 1930s, the route previously running through Uphill village. When first opened, the junction would have been a crossroads. In an attempt to improve traffic flow at the junction, the northern A370 approach was relined and slightly widened in the early 2000s to provide two queueing lanes up to the roundabout. The southbound A370 approach has a much shorter split, whilst the unclassified side roads only have a small amount of room for turning traffic to queue.
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|Hospital, Uphill (Sands)|
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