Author Archives: Blake Jones

Essential drainage work on B3223 from Exford to Simonsbath

A major scheme to repair the drains between Exford and Simonsbath is planned to take place next week. The drains on the B3223 at Exford have deteriorated a lot recently and are now in need of repair. The scheme is being carried out in autumn; a quieter time of year to reduce the impact on […]

Surface dressing for 2019 now complete

A multi-million pound programme to improve nearly 150 miles of road across Somerset is now complete as our teams fought through searing heat and stormy conditions alike over the summer. Surface dressing is a maintenance technique recognised across the country for sealing a road, improving skid resistance and making road surfaces watertight. This is crucial, […]

Join our drive to help save lives on the road in Somerset

A local car dealership is among the firms helping drive forward life-saving work in Somerset by sponsoring the County Council’s road safety team. Rowcliffes Vauxhall have shown their commitment to helping reduce the number of casualties on the county’s roads as part of Somerset Road Safety’s new sponsorship programme. Supporting the work of Somerset Road […]

Project EDWARD aims to make Europe’s roads safer

A Europe-wide event which aims to reduce road deaths is being backed by the road safety team at Somerset County Council. Project EDWARD – European Day Without A Road Death – is organised by TISPOL, the European Traffic Police Network. Held this year on Thursday 26th September, the event is backed by 30 different countries […]

Ansford Hill due to undergo resurfacing

Important maintenance work is taking place on the A371 at Ansford Hill starting in under two weeks. Preparatory work starts on Monday 12 August ready for resurfacing to begin on Monday 19 August. The road will be shut from 7.30am until 5.30pm (Monday to Friday) while works are underway to keep the workforce and road […]

Major resurfacing at Corfe Hill

Major resurfacing is planned on the B3190 at Corfe starting next week. Honiton Road at Corfe Hill needs repairing and will be resurfaced as part of Somerset County Council’s structural maintenance programme. Preparatory work starts on Monday 29 July ready for resurfacing to begin on 5 August. For this week of prep work the road […]

Still time to name Bridgwater’s new road as junction set for upgrade

There’s still time to nominate your suggestions for a new name for Bridgwater’s new link road. Construction of the not-so-snappily-titled Colley Lane Southern Access Road (CLSAR) by contractors Whitemountain will be completed this autumn and provide a much-needed link between Marsh Lane and Parrett Way. This will ease congestion along Taunton Road and Broadway as […]

Royal visit to celebrate bridleway improvements

A collaborative scheme to repair and improve a Somerset bridleway has been celebrated with a royal visit. HRH The Princess Royal was guest of honour at Faulkland Farm near Hemington to see the results of repair and resurfacing works carried out by the Mendip Bridleways & Byways Association (MBBA) with funding from Somerset County Council […]

Green light for growth as Yeovil’s Western Corridor opens for business

A multi-million pound road improvement scheme in Yeovil is now complete – supporting the town’s growth and unlocking more than 1,500 homes and 20 hectares of employment land. The Western Corridor scheme has seen several key junctions upgraded to increase capacity and help them cope with expected increases in traffic – including the Westlands, Bluebell, […]

140 miles of road to be improved this summer

An annual summer programme to improve roads and stop potholes forming is now underway in Somerset. Surface dressing works by coating an existing road with bitumen, covering it with stone chippings and then rolling it. It’s an extremely effective way to seal a road, improve skid resistance and prevent water getting under the surface. This […]