Author Archives: Andrew Doyle

A371 set for urgent drainage and resurfacing works

A key Somerset road is the focus for important repairs this summer to protect the surface from flooding and ice during the winter months. Somerset County Council’s Highways Team is replacing drainage channels and gullies which are badly deteriorated on a stretch of the A371 near Wincanton in readiness for adverse weather. The work is […]

£8.3m Toneway project moves into home straight

Taunton’s Toneway Creech Castle junction improvement project is entering the final phase towards completion later this summer.

£11.6m traffic signals repair work starts Mendip phase

Work to renew traffic lights and crossings across Somerset as part of a multi-million package commences in Wells and Shepton Mallet this summer. The scheme will see major upgrades to traffic signals in both towns before the programme moves to Frome later in the year. Work to replace signals at a number of sites in […]

Let’s have a great Summer Solstice at Glastonbury Tor by respecting the site and each other

People planning to celebrate the Summer Solstice at Glastonbury Tor are being encouraged to play their part in ensuring there’s minimal disruption and damage to the ancient site. Previous Solstice celebrations have seen irresponsible vehicle parking on Stonedown Lane, blocking access for residents, preventing farmers from tending livestock, and obstructing emergency vehicles. Glastonbury Multi Agency […]

Planning a journey in Somerset? Think Travel can help

A new one-stop travel information website has been launched by Somerset County Council to support more local people to access public and community transport. If you don’t own a car – or you want to leave it at home and travel more sustainably, Think Travel can help you with your transport options. Whether it’s getting […]

Evening resurfacing work on A358

Somerset County Council’s Highways team needs to carry out urgent resurfacing work on the A358 at Hatch Beauchamp next week. The Council’s contractor will be working on a stretch of the road from the Ilminster Road junction to the Langport Road junction from next Wednesday, 16 March for 13 nights until 1 April. The road […]

Major roundabout improvement plan moves forward with contract award

A £5.2 million plan to improve the busy Dunball Roundabout near Bridgwater is a step closer following the appointment of a contractor. Somerset County Council will be working closely with its partner, infrastructure group Balfour Beatty, to develop a design for a signalised roundabout. The Dunball roundabout links to Junction 23 of the M5, and […]

Improvement scheme goes ahead on road serving Glastonbury Tor

Joint news release by Glastonbury Multi Agency Group and the National Trust: Work on a scheme to improve road safety near the north entrance to Glastonbury Tor is due to start next week. The Glastonbury Multi Agency Group (MAG) has worked with the National Trust, local farmers, and residents to develop a plan for Stone […]

Green light for traffic signal refurbishment in Yeovil

A multi-million-pound programme to renew traffic signals at junctions and pedestrian crossings across Somerset reaches Yeovil in February. Somerset County Council is investing £11.6m replacing traffic signals which have reached the end of their working life and must be replaced with safer, more eco-friendly units. The alternative is that the equipment fails, causing significant and […]

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 […]