Hinkley Point C brings London-level traffic to small Somerset town

Two trucks pass every minute on some roads in Bridgwater, close to construction siteAir and noise pollution, traffic chaos and rising rents are blighting the Somerset town that has found itself the gateway for the marathon construction of the...

Hinkley Point C brings London-level traffic to small Somerset town

Two trucks pass every minute on some roads in Bridgwater, close to construction site

Air and noise pollution, traffic chaos and rising rents are blighting the Somerset town that has found itself the gateway for the marathon construction of the new Hinkley Point C (HPC) nuclear power station, locals say.

Limits for air pollution have been exceeded on main roads on multiple occasions this year, while Highways England data shows truck numbers have increased by more than 20% since building work started in 2016.

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