Cross Rifles Roundabout

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Cross Rifles Roundabout
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Location
Bridgwater
County
Somerset
Highway Authority
Somerset
Junction Type
Roundabout
Roads Joined
A39, A38
The cannon at the centre of the roundabout

The Cross Rifles roundabout, named after the pub on its north side, is the historic meeting point of the A38 and A39, and before them the Bristol and Bath Turnpike roads in Bridgwater. The pub takes its name from its association with the Monmouth rebellion. Until the Town's relief road was constructed in the 1960s, it was a simple fork, but with the new dual carriageway pushed through to the south it became a roundabout. This meant that in the 1980s when The Clink was opened as a new road to the north of the town centre, it was able to be slotted in to the existing roundabout.

Due to the lack of room, the roundabout was never very generous in size and that means that today, with 4 arms of busy traffic including lorries accessing the towns industrial areas, a small island and pedestrian crossings on both of the northern arms, this roundabout can be a very scary place. Large lorries need the full width of the tarmac to negotiate safely, making a nonsense of the two approach lanes provided. Indeed, there is little point in trying to force the point of the two marked circulatory lanes as you will almost certainly fail.

Routes

Route To Notes

A38

Bristol (M5), Weston-super-Mare (A370), Pawlett, West Huntspill, Highbridge

A38

Taunton (M5), Exeter, Minehead (A39)

A39

Glastonbury, Ashcott, Walton, Street
Town Centre, Chilton Trinity, The Docks, Superstore



Cross Rifles Roundabout
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Junctions on the A38
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Tiverton - BristolTiverton Parkway • Waterloo Cross • Maiden Down • Perry Elm Roundabout • Chelston Roundabout • Chelston • Creech Castle • Walford Cross • Huntworth • Cross Rifles Roundabout • Dunball Roundabout • Edithmead • Cornhill • East Brent Roundabout • Cross • Churchill Gate Crossroads • Barrow Tanks • Lime Kiln Roundabout • Bedminster Bridge
Bristol - BirminghamSt James Barton • Filton Roundabout • Aztec West • Almondsbury Roundabout • Cross Keys Roundabout • Waterwells Roundabout • Wall's Roundabout • Coombe Hill • Gupshill Roundabout • Twyning • Rashwood • Slideshow Island • Harvester Island • Lydiate Ash • The Black Horse Junction • The Isaac Tongue Junction • Belgrave Interchange • Holloway Circus  • Paradise Circus  • St Chads Circus  • Lancaster Circus  • Dartmouth Circus • Park Circus
Birmingham - MansfieldGravelly Hill • Salford Circus • Birches Green • The Norton Crossroads • Tyburn House Island • Minworth Island • Langely Mill • Bassetts Pole • Weeford • Swinfen • Streethay • Hillards Cross • Barton Turn • Branston Junction • Clay Mills • Toyota Island • Findern • Kingsway Roundabout • Markeaton Island • Palm Court Island • Little Eaton Roundabout • Coxbench • Hartshay • Alfreton • Pinxton
Junctions on the A39
Bath to WellsGlobe • Two Headed Man  • White Cross  • Rush Hill Junction  • Bathway Crossroads  • Green Ore  • New Street Junction  • Burcott Road Junction  • Strawberry Way Roundabout
Wells to BridgwaterTin Bridge Roundabout  • Northload Bridge Roundabout  • Wirrall Park Roundabout  • Street Roundabout  • Westway Roundabout  • The Pipers  • Crandon Bridge • Dunball Interchange  • Cross Rifles Roundabout
Bridgwater to BarnstapleWhitegate Roundabout  • Sandford Corner  • Washford Cross  • Carhampton Cross  • Blackmoor Gate  • Ford Cross  • Mermaid Cross  • TA Roundabout  • Portmore Roundabout  • Lake Roundabout  • Roundswell Roundabout
Barnstaple to WadebridgeWestleigh Junction  • Heywood Road Roundabout  • Abbotsham Cross  • Clovelly Cross  • Baxworthy Corner  • Thorne Cross  • Wainhouse Corner
Wadebridge to FalmouthWinnard's Perch  • Trekenning Roundabout  • Halloon  • Highgate Hill Roundabout  • Carland Cross  • Arch Hill  • Carnon Gate Roundabout  • Treluswell Roundabout  • Treliever Roundabout  • Kernick Roundabout  • Hillhead Roundabout  • Ponsharden Roundabout