Author Archives: Andrew Doyle

Resurfacing and drainage works on Yeovil road

Somerset County Council’s Highways team is carrying out vital repairs to Combe Street Lane in Yeovil next week. The major resurfacing and drainage works scheme starts on Monday (24 January) and is due to be completed on Friday 25 February.It will be necessary to close the road completely during these dates for the safety of […]

Ambitious 10-year blueprint for cycling and walking network in Somerset launched

Somerset County Council has unveiled plans for major new safe cycling and walking routes in the county to help create greener, healthier and more active streets. The Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs) for Yeovil and Taunton are the first to be published – they’ll be followed by plans for Bridgwater and Frome and […]

Reporting a problem on the road is now a ‘hole’ lot easier

Alerting Somerset County Council to potholes or a host of other problems on the road is now easier and quicker – and now you can track its progress after you’ve reported it. Gone is the need to make phone calls or send emails – thanks to a new upgraded online system with an improved interactive […]

Chard drop-in is a chance to discuss flooding and future resilience

Local people and business owners in Chard are invited to a drop-in event to share their experiences and concerns about flooding. The drop-in event on Monday, 24 January 2022, hosted by Somerset County Council and Chard Town Council, will give people the chance to talk to representatives from key organisations about the flooding in June […]

Work starts on vital traffic calming measures

Measures to reduce traffic speed in Creech St Michael and make the village safer for pedestrians will be put in place later this month. Work on the scheme, which includes new signage and road markings to support enforcement of a 20mph speed limit is due to start on Monday 13 December. Somerset County Council  and […]

Green light for next phase of £11.6m traffic signals recovery programme

A multi-million-pound operation to renew traffic lights and crossings across Somerset heads to Yeovil early next year. Work to replace signals in Taunton’s Rowbarton area, the first stage of a major investment in the county’s network infrastructure, completed this autumn and now the focus turns to other towns across the county. The team is currently […]

£8.3m Toneway project moves up a gear

Taunton’s Toneway Creech Castle junction improvement project is entering the next phase as work gets underway on major bridge-widening works and a massive surface water drainage system. The multi-million-pound project, designed to increase the junction’s capacity and improve cycling and pedestrian connections, started in August and is progressing well. Work includes additional lanes on the […]

Project is a real boost for town’s economy

A vital scheme to link Taunton’s Firepool development and new station car park to the town’s road network with cycling provision has moved a step closer. Somerset County Council, Somerset West and Taunton Council, Great Western Railway and Network Rail are working together to deliver a new junction access from Trenchard Way to the crucial […]

Rowbarton switch-on signals green light for next chapter in £11.6m programme

New traffic signals installed in Taunton’s Rowbarton area as part of a multi-million pound county-wide package are now operational. Work to carry out a major upgrade of 40-year-old signals at key junctions and pedestrian crossings commenced in the spring.The Council’s contractor Griffiths removed the old equipment and replaced it with new state-of-the-art traffic signals, including […]

Multi-million pound transport schemes net Government funding

Major improvements to the A38 northern corridor heading into Bridgwater are a step closer today after Government approved a £10 million funding bid.   Money from the Treasury’s Levelling Up fund will help pay for more than £3.4 million worth of cycling and walking infrastructure along the entire corridor as well as a remodelled Dunball […]