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Visit Somerset and Exmoor to boost the local economy all year round

We’re here all year – that’s the message from Somerset tourism businesses as the summer season comes to an end.

Revamped £8.3m Toneway junction now operational

Today saw the reopening of Bridgwater Road in Taunton as the new Creech Castle/Toneway junction became operational.

A378 set for key resurfacing works next month

Somerset County Council’s Highways Team will begin work in August on a section of the A378, between Langport and Taunton, which has become fractured and displaced causing water to flow through the sub structure to create cracking and ground movements.

Broadband firm handed hefty fine

A broadband company has been handed a significant fine after being found guilty of three offences relating to work carried out on a road last year.

Taunton traffic signals to be replaced as part of £11.6m county-wide programme  

Work to renew traffic lights and crossings across Somerset as part of a multi-million package continues in Taunton later next month. 

Grass cutting and surface dressing underway across county

Somerset County Council’s Highways Team has commenced work on two vital summer highways maintenance programmes covering verges and road surfaces

Make sure you’re ready for the long and winding road to Glasto 2022!

The world-famous Glastonbury Festival returns this week – and Somerset County Council will again be working closely with organisers to help keep hundreds of thousands of music fans moving.

Drivers asked to rein in and go ‘dead slow’ for horses

Somerset County Council’s Road Safety Team has teamed up with The British Horse Society (BHS) to highlight potential safety issues faced by equestrians on Somerset roads.

Heavy fine handed to utility firm

A water company has been handed a significant fine after being found guilty of seven offences relating to work carried on a road last year.

Somerset gritters stand down after busy season

Somerset County Council’s gritting teams are packing up for the season after travelling the equivalent of nearly two times around the world this winter.