Vital work against erosion on A358 near Combe Florey

An important scheme to repair eroding verges on the busy main road to West Somerset is going ahead.

Somerset County Council’s Highways Team is scheduled to repair the verges of the A358 near Yard Farm in Combe Florey in January, as it is showing signs of deterioration with cracking and dangerous movement of the carriageway.

Motorists will notice there are temporary lights in place now although work has not commenced. This is for the safety of drivers, because the verge between the road and an embankment has started to move and there are cracks in the road surface.

The temporary lights will be in place until after contractors are able to carry out the work in mid-January.

Councillor John Woodman, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways said: “My thanks go to the Highways teams who have spotted erosion on a busy road and are acting swiftly to solve it.

“These lights will be in place, but they are far less disruptive than a closure and they will allow the road to be safely used once again, so please plan ahead.”

Stay up to date with this and other roadworks schemes by following @TravelSomerset on Twitter. Somerset County Council looks after more than 4,170 miles of road and in 2019/20 invested £26.1m to keep the county moving, including filling 18,519 potholes and delivering 385 highway maintenance schemes ranging from drainage works to carriageway and footway resurfacing.