Author Archives: Blake Jones

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 […]

Somerset County Council welcomes A358 announcement

Somerset County Council has welcomed today’s announcement from Highways England of its preferred route for improving the A358. The A358 is Somerset’s busiest A road and used by thousands of vehicles every day. Councillor David Hall, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Planning and Community Infrastructure, said: “We have always been supportive of […]

Enjoy the Ride at Somerset Motofest

Somerset Motofest is back for its third year at the end of this month ready to entertain all riders – including motorbikes, mopeds, bicycles or horses. Organised by Somerset County Council’s Road Safety team, and sponsored by IAMRoadSmart, Rowcliffes of Taunton and Bransons Motorcycles, Somerset Motofest takes place on Saturday and Sunday, 22 and 23 […]