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Christmas ‘Bus It’ boost for Taunton as new £1 fare for any single bus journey is launched

There’s never been a better time to ‘Bus It’ in Taunton as a new £1 fare for any single bus journey in the town comes into effect from Monday (December 5).

Pupils open next phase of Bridgwater A38 Active Travel Corridor with pedal power 

A new cycling and walking route boasting eco-friendly lighting and forming part of an extensive and growing network has been opened in Bridgwater. 

First Somerset school awarded Modeshift STARS

Kingfisher Primary School in Yeovil has become the first Somerset school to receive the nationally recognised bronze Modeshift STARS accreditation for providing safe and sustainable travel environments.

Somerset’s gritters prepared ahead of winter season

Somerset County Council’s fleet of 23 gritters is ready to be mobilised as soon as the temperature drops below zero in coming months.

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