Bridgwater Carnival Travel

Enjoy the Bridgwater Carnival and plan your journey, find a place to park and know all the road closures thanks to Heart.

Of course the best way to enjoy the carnival and ensure you don't miss it thanks to busy roads and travel delays is to listen to Heart. We'll have the latest on the roads throughout the day, but a little bit of planning never hurts...

Car Parking

If travelling by car the main road from J24 of the M5 will close at 6.30pm, roads from J23 will remain open throughout the evening but we'd recommend arriving before 6.30pm to avoid any disappointment. We'd also recommend using the main car parks in Bridgwater which will be clearly signposted from the motorway. For full directions click here.

Road Closures

Some road closures begin at 8am on the morning of the Carnival with further roads being closed throughout the day and the majority of roads will be closed from 6pm. All roads will remain closed until 1am so expect delays until then.

A full list of road closures and times are listed below and more information is available from the Bridgwater Carnival website, click here.

At 0800 hours the following roads will be closed

Clare Street
Frederick Road (Wyndham Road to Parkway)
High Street
Lamb Lane
Parkway (Northbound)
Wyndham Road

At 1200 hours the following road will be closed

Knowle Road

The above roads shall reopen at 01.00 hours on Sunday 3rd November but may be earlier dependant upon the prevailing conditions and in consultation with the Police.

At 1600 hours the following roads will be closed:

Broadway (northbound) from Salmon Parade to Monmouth Street
Monmouth Street (northbound)
Blake Place (Capes Close to Monmouth Street)

At 1800 hours the following roads will be closed:

Bath Road (Monmouth Street to Bower Lane)
Bristol Road (Wylds Road to the Cross Rifles roundabout)
Broadway (Morrisons to Taunton Road)
Broadway (Taunton Road to Salmon Parade)
Chandos Bridge
Dampiet Street (George Street to St Mary's Street)
East Quay (ASDA Roundabout to Town Bridge)
East Quay (The Clink to Wylds Road)
Eastover (Church Street to Monmouth Street)
Monmouth Street (Southbound)
Mount Street
North Street
Old Taunton Road
Parkway (Bath Road to Sydenham Road)
Penel Orlieu
Salmon Parade (Hospital Car Park to Broadway)
Salmon Parade (Lime Kiln Inn to Broadway)
St John Street (Broadway to Westonzoyland Road)
St Mary's Street
Taunton Road (Showground Roundabout to St Mary's Street)
The Clink (Bristol Road to The Leggar)
The Drove
Town Bridge
West Street
Westonzoyland Road (Eastern Avenue to St John Street)
Wylds Road (East Quay to The Drove)

Listen to Heart for the latest on the roads throughout the Bridgwater Carnival.