Author Archives: Blake Jones

Resurfacing commencing on A39 Wells Road

Somerset County Council will be carrying out resurfacing of the Hartlake Straight on the A39 Wells Road next month. The road surface from the Tin Bridge roundabout just outside Glastonbury towards Polsham has been steadily declining and now needs major repair. The scheme will be carried out from Monday 16 August to Friday 27 August […]

Resurfacing to begin on key Bridgwater route

Important repair work on the Westonzoyland Road is scheduled later this month. Somerset County Council’s Highways team is resurfacing a section of the A372 as it is showing signs of deterioration with cracks on the carriageway. The scheme is due to begin on Monday 26 July and expected to finish on Friday 6 August. The […]

Important resurfacing to go ahead in Glastonbury

Work to resurface a key road in Glastonbury is scheduled to start next week. Somerset County Council’s Highways Team is resurfacing Benedict Street in Glastonbury as the road has been showing signs of deterioration over some time and needs major repair. The scheme is in two phases; preparatory works will take place under a road […]

Blooming good way to check your vehicle

As we emerge from COVID-19 restrictions and into summer, Somerset County Council’s Road Safety Team want to help you ensure your vehicle gets you safely to your staycation. The Road Safety Team subscribe to FLOWERS; a simple check that spots minor vehicle problems before they become major. Fuel – Check you have enough for your journey […]

It’s time to Raise your Ride!

Somerset County Council’s road safety team, along with Avon and Somerset Police have launched Raise your Ride, an exciting new initiative for motorcyclists. Somerset Road Safety want to raise awareness of advanced riding techniques across the West of England; motorcyclists make up only c. 1-2% of traffic, but they represent c. 21-23% of all road […]

Motorcyclists urged to keep their ‘shiny side up’

Somerset County Council’s Road Safety Team has launched a new campaign to help reduce high casualty rates involving motorcycles in the county. Called ‘Shiny Side Up’ – the name of the campaign comes from a popular motorcyclist saying – keep your shiny side up – implying that the rubber should stay firmly on the road! […]

Vital drainage work on key Yeovil route

A critical scheme to repair damaged drains on one of Yeovil’s main transport arteries is planned to take place from next week. Somerset County Council’s Highways team must replace a section of the A3088 Cartgate Link Road’s drains as there is currently frequent risk of flooding. The scheme will also include installing a filter drain […]

Essential resurfacing on Cornhill, Bridgwater

A scheme to resurface a key road in Bridgwater town centre is planned to take place next month. Somerset County Council will be resurfacing a section of Cornhill as it is showing signs of deterioration with numerous cracks and potholes on the carriageway. The scheme will be carried out under an evening road closure to […]

Stay sober and stay safe this winter

Christmas parties may not be the same this year, but the dangers of both drink driving and winter conditions are still as potent as ever. Somerset County Council’s road safety team are reminding all motorists that consequences can be especially severe at this time of year, and that all road users should be sober and […]

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. […]