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Drivers reminded to follow the one-way system in Bridgwater

Motorists are being urged to follow a temporary one-way system in Bridgwater after a CCTV camera was installed on East Quay. A minority of motorists have been ignoring a ‘No Entry’ sign and driving the wrong way through the one-way system where East Quay joins The Drove in a bid to get round the diversion. […]

Funding for advanced technology to aid traffic

Somerset County Council has received £290,000 of funding from the Department for Transport to support technology to cut congestion, speed up journeys and clean up the environment. The funding will enable EDF Energy’s HGVs and park-and-ride buses to use innovative on board technology that will communicate with traffic lights to provide advance phase and timing […]

Somerset County Council welcomes free community bus service

Somerset County Council has welcomed the free community bus service funded by EDF Energy from Bridgwater to Minehead. The service, which launched today (Monday 6 February), fills some of the gap left when Webberbus ceased to trade late last year and has followed lengthy discussions between EDF Energy, local communities and local bus companies. The […]

County Council hails Hendry review as “Another step forward”

Deputy Leader of Somerset County Council has welcomed the findings in the Hendry review on tidal power as “a significant step forward.” Charles Hendry’s independent report into the technology’s viability said it would make a “strong contribution” to the UK’s energy supply. Hendry said it was cost effective and would bring “significant economic opportunity”. The UK […]

Works due to start at Northern Bridgwater junctions

A TEMPORARY one-way system will be introduced in Wylds Road, Bridgwater on January 23 to enable EDF Energy’s work to begin on improvements to two key road junctions in the town. It will allow EDF Energy to carry out a highway upgrade as part of the development consent order for Hinkley Point C. Improvements include […]

£1million scheme to improve road between Cannington and Combwich is officially opened

A new off road footpath and cycleway to improve safety on the road between Cannington and Combwich was officially opened by the Community and Councillors yesterday. Until these works, only a narrow footpath existed for much of the C182 between Cannington and Combwich, with no dedicated room for cyclists. Responding to the needs of local […]

Traffic management changes at Huntworth Roundabout

Temporary changes to the traffic management at Huntworth roundabout will be in place next week to enable the final resurfacing and street lighting works. One way traffic lights will be used outside of peak hours on some days, operated manually to minimise disruption. During the week commencing 24 October, carriageway surfacing works will be undertaken […]

Road closure at Cannington as works near completion

  Long-awaited improvements to the route between Cannington and Combwich are set to complete following resurfacing works later this month. The work is to improve the narrow footway that exists for much of the road between Cannington and Combwich.. Responding to the needs of local residents and commuters, the footway will be widened to provide […]

Somerset County Council welcomes signing of Hinkley Point C contract

Somerset County Council has today heralded the start of a new economic chapter as officials put pen to paper on the Hinkley Point C contract. The contract was signed in London this afternoon by the UK’s Secretary for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Rt Hon Greg Clark, President Directeur General d’EDF, Jean-Bernard Levy, and Chairman […]

Huntworth roundabout update

Road markings to assist motorists navigate round the roundabout are due to be amended this evening (Wednesday 28 September) and Thursday evening this week. This will involve lane closures on the roundabout itself but not on the approaches. The remainder of the work including resurfacing of the carriageway is scheduled to finish before the Bridgwater […]