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Highway Authority
North Somerset
Forward Destination on
M5, A370, A371
Next Primary Destinations
Other Nearby Primary Destinations
Shepton Mallet
Places related to the M5
Places related to the A370
Places related to the A371

Weston-super-Mare, often signposted as 'Weston-s-Mare' is a Victorian seaside resort on the Bristol Channel. In recent years it has been reinvented as a commuter town for Bristol, and is now on the cusp of undergoing further developments on the former Airfield, which will see more housing and employment opportunities within the town.

In road transport terms, however, Weston lags behind other parts of the country, with the dualled A370 often clogged at rush hour as traffic still tries to commute to/from Bristol. The possibility of an additional M5 junction on the A371 at Locking has long been suggested, but looks as far off as ever.


Route To Notes


SOUTH WALES,The MIDLANDS, Bristol Accessed via A370


The SOUTH WEST, Taunton, Exeter Accessed via A370


Congresbury Primary Route ends at M5 Junction


Wells, Banwell Primary Route from A370 to A368 in Banwell


Taunton (M5) M5 via A38


Weston in 1946

As the map to the left shows, nothing much changed with the road network (except their numbers) from the War until the mid-1990's when the A370 Somerset Avenue Dual Carriageway was built. In the meantime, the (unmarked) B3127 became the A3033, and the equally unmarked B3440 may or may not have been the B3346 at the time of this map.

The other notable changes are a slight rerouting of the A370 in the town centre area and the construction of Winterstoke Road as a major piece of the towns network, rather than a rough track as indicated!

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