|Location Map ( geo)|
|Signalised Cross Roads|
|Junctions related to the A358|
|Abbey Gate Junction • Black Brook Interchange • Blackbrook Roundabout • Southfields Roundabout|
The Creech Castle Crossroads is where the A38 meets the A358 Toneway to the west of Taunton town centre. It's a busy signalised crossroads which takes its name from the Creech Castle public house in the north west corner of the junction. The junction is an at-grade diamond, with all four left-turn movements having give-way filter lanes, while the main routes have to give way at the traffic lights. Here the Toneway has two straight ahead and one right-turn lane, while Bridgwater Road has one straight on and two right turn lanes!
The road south of the junction is the former A38, which used to meet the A358 (Ilminster Road) further south in Lambrook, from where the two routes multiplexed into the town centre along Hamilton Road. The crossroads was originally built as a roundabout when the Toneway was built to connect the town centre to the M5 Motorway. The road to the west was originally also the A358, with the A38 initially maintaining its original line into town. It was reconstructed to its present form in the 1990s, although yet again it is over capacity at certain times.