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Restoration of flood-damaged roads nears final stretch

e of the eight roads ripped up by June’s flash floods in the Chard area have now been fully restored by Somerset County Council’s highways team.

Key link in town’s cycling network is unveiled

gwater’s growing active travel network.

Resurfacing planned as major scheme nears completion

The last remaining touches on a major Traffic Signal Refurbishment scheme in Rowbarton, Taunton, are set to get under way next week.

Busy Yeovil road to be resurfaced

Somerset County Council’s Highways Team is resurfacing a section of the A37 Dorchester Road at the end of the month.

Western Relief Road vital to £8.3m Toneway project

A major new section of Taunton’s road network opens on Monday (July 26) paving the way for the start of a multi-million pound improvement project on the Toneway.

Fine handed to BT for 19 offences is Council record

British Telecom PLC has been handed a record fine after being found guilty of 19 offences last year. Somerset County Council is responsible for managing the road network and prosecuted British Telecom PLC as part of its commitment to minimising disruption and keeping the public safe. The case, heard at North Somerset Magistrates on Tuesday […]

Multi-million pound signals upgrade heads to Chard

Somerset County Council’s Highways Team is set to begin work in Chard as part of its £11 million county-wide traffic signals refurbishment programme.

Double fine for civil engineering firm

A civil engineering firm has received a hefty fine after being found guilty to a pair of roadworks offences earlier this year.

County hits record number of ‘easy to use’ public rights of way

Somerset County Council now has nearly 90 per cent of its public rights of way network classed as ‘easy to use’ thanks to a great team effort, and just in time for the great British summer. During the COVID-19 pandemic there has been a big rise in the number of people using the county’s public […]

Somerset gritters rack up 70,200 miles in turbulent year

Somerset County Council’s gritting teams are standing down season after travelling the equivalent of nearly three times around the world this winter. The fleet of 23 gritters were needed on 66 occasions when freezing temperatures were forecast, treating around 900 miles of road each time to help prevent ice forming with 1842 route actions in […]