Chelwood Roundabout

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Chelwood Roundabout
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A368, near the Chelwood Roundabout - Geograph - 1222964.jpg
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Location
Pensford
County
Somerset
Highway Authority
Highways England
Junction Type
Roundabout
Roads Joined
A37, A368
Junctions related to the A368
Churchill Gate Crossroads

The roundabout at Chelwood is an unusual junction, as there appears to be very little turning traffic. The majority of traffic is passing straight over, maintaining its route along either the A37 or A368.

This is probably best explained by the fact that the roads past through a rural landscape of small scattered villages, and the towns that the two routes connect can be travelled between on different routes - Bristol to Bath on A4; Bath to Shepton on A39 or A367; Shepton to Weston on A371 and Weston to Bristol on A370. In between, there is relatively little inter-village traffic that is likely to be turning at the roundabout!

Routes

Route To Notes

A37

Bristol, Pensford, Bristol Airport

A37

Shepton Mallet, Clutton 2, Temple Cloud 3, Clutton Hill & Trident Industrial Estate, Yeovil, Wells (A39)

A368

Bath, Chelwood, Marksbury, Keynsham

A368

Weston S'Mare, Bishop Sutton, Chew Valley Lake

History

Whilst this junction is now a roundabout, until the 1980s it was a staggered crossroads, with both the A368 and A37 having to cross the narrow railway bridge that lay in the middle of the junction. It was an obvious bottleneck, and one which persisted for many years after the closure of the railway below.



Chelwood Roundabout
Junctions on the A37
Chelwood Roundabout  • Keyford Roundabout  • Quicksilver Roundabout  • Hospital Roundabout  • Fiveways Interchange  • Coombe Street Lane Roundabout  • Ilchester Mead  • Podimore Roundabout  • Lydford Crosskeys • Wraxall Cross Roads  • Whitstone Corner  • Cannard's Grave  • The Beacon  • Beacon Cross  • Old Down  • Rush Hill Junction  • White Cross (Hallatrow)  • Chelwood Roundabout