WORK is scheduled to begin in early June on a new roundabout at the Bath Road/Bower Lane junction, as part of the Bridgwater Hospital development.

The work is expected to take nearly three months but Bath Road will remain open throughout, with traffic control rather than a road closure in place.

The hospital could welcome its first patients in the autumn of 2014. Cllr Hall said: “These road improvements, together with the work at Crandon Bridge (on the A39) and the A38 will make a big difference to traffic in that part of town.”