Author Archives: Blake Jones

The morning after can be just as dangerous as the night before

With the Christmas party season in full swing, Somerset County Council’s road safety team is reminding road users of the dangers of drink driving, particularly on the morning after a night out. Anyone convicted of drink driving faces a minimum 12-month driving ban and a criminal record. The myths that a cup of coffee, a […]

Squibbers Way to open next week

Bridgwater’s new link road Squibbers Way will open to the public next week with a spectacular mini squibbing display. Construction of the new road is nearly complete and Somerset County Council is working with main contractor Whitemountain and Bridgwater Carnival to organise a mini squibbing display to celebrate the road’s link to Bridgwater’s famous tradition. […]

Step up for Road Safety week

Somerset County Council’s road safety team is urging drivers to step up for Road Safety Week. Road Safety Week, which runs from the 18th to the 24th of November, is an annual charity event organised by Brake, which aims to highlight general road safety concerns whilst reducing the number of casualties on the UK’s roads. […]

Stay safe on the roads this winter!

Somerset County Council’s road safety team has some helpful advice to keep everyone safe on the roads this winter. Heavy rain, high winds, ice, snow, and shorter daylight hours make travelling over the winter months a challenging experience. It’s important for road users to realise that road conditions can change quickly, and that changing your […]

Stay safe on the roads this Halloween

The road safety team at Somerset County Council are casting their best spell to keep everyone safe this Halloween. October 31st is a popular time for many and trick or treating means an increase in night-time pedestrian activity. The combination of excited children, dark nights and busy roads could lead to a Halloween horror story […]

Essential drainage work on B3223 from Exford to Simonsbath

**UPDATE: 22 October** Following discussions with the community, it has been decided to temporarily lift the road closure from 5pm on Friday 25 October until 7am on Thursday 31 October. This means the road will be open over the weekend and will also allow vehicles and HGVs to access the Cutcombe Market site early next […]

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 […]