EDF is looking to postpone major roadworks that would bring more traffic chaos to Bridgwater.

As part of the Development Consent Order agreement for Hinkley C, the French energy giant has already carried out a number of junction works including the infamous Wylds Road one-way system in 2017 and installing a new roundabout at Washford Cross.

The next major project was due to be the widening of the junction between Wylds Road and Bristol Road which would potentially last more than two years.

However now EDF says it is 'in the process of conducting a review into the work proposed for the Wylds Road/Bristol Road junction'.

David Eccles, EDF head of stakeholder engagement for Hinkley C said: "We have been working hard with the local authorities to agree a plan that will allow the improvement work to be carried out in a way that minimises its impact on the local community and on delivery of the nationally important Hinkley Point C infrastructure project.

“It is our belief that carrying out this work during peak construction activity would have a disproportionately negative impact on local road users and on deliveries to the HPC site.

“Experience from carrying out two earlier junction improvements in Bridgwater suggests that the local community would not welcome disruption at this busy junction for a period of up to 28 months.

“Subject to the conclusions of the review and reasonable representations from the local authorities, we are minded to recommend that work on the junction be carried out once the peak volume of construction traffic has reduced sufficiently.”