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£1million scheme to improve road between Cannington and Combwich set to begin

Long-awaited improvements to the route between Cannington and Combwich are set to get underway in May. A narrow footway currently exists for much of the C182 between Cannington and Combwich, with no dedicated room for cyclists. Responding to the needs of local residents and commuters, the footway will be widened to provide a shared use […]

Pedestrian Crossing set for upgrade

A safer pedestrian crossing is on the way for a busy Bridgwater junction with work due to start on an upgrade this month. Somerset County Council is planning improvements to the pedestrian crossing on the A39 Wembdon Road, Bridgwater, between the junction of Northfield and the junction of Coronation Road. The works will include upgrading […]

County Council buoyed by commitment to Hinkley Point C

Deputy Leader of Somerset County Council, David Hall, has welcomed today’s announcement from EDF Energy, as a clear commitment to taking Hinkley Point C project forward. EDF Energy and its Chinese partner China General Nuclear Corporation (CGN) are today due to sign a Strategic Investment Agreement which marks a critical moment for the site in […]

County Council Listens to Public Response

Somerset County Council has thanked people who turned up to a meeting last night to discuss the improvements at Huntworth Roundabout in Bridgwater. The authority has pledged to listen to their views as the scheme, which it a key part of transport infrastructure plans for the town, moves forward. Cllr David Fothergill, Cabinet Member for Highways […]

County Council welcomes £2 billion support for Hinkley Point C

The Deputy Leader of Somerset County Council, David Hall has welcomed today’s announcement from the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, saying it is very positive news for the county and the country. The Chancellor today insisted new nuclear power stations are essential to make sure the lights stay on as he gave the green […]

Huntworth Roundabout works to start in October

Improvements to increase traffic capacity and provide safer cycling and pedestrian routes at the Huntworth Roundabout in Bridgwater are set to go ahead in October. Once complete, the improvements will see capacity at the roundabout increased and traffic lights introduced to ease congestion and delays at peak times. The new technology will also enable the […]

Weekend removal of temporary traffic lights at North Petherton

In response to recent feedback from commuters and local businesses, important changes have been made to the way the traffic is being managed at the roadworks on the A38/North Petherton at weekends. Somerset County Council has listened to feedback that the works were causing weekend delays and have come up with a solution that means […]

Works on busy Bridgwater junction now complete

The upgrade of one of Bridgwater’s busiest junctions to improve traffic flow is now complete. Somerset County Council has completed improvement works on the junction at East Quay and The Clink which include safer pedestrian and cycle crossings as well as a new more efficient traffic light system. The layout of the junction has also […]