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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 […]

David Hall speaks at the Nuclear South West conference

  Somerset County Councils Deputy Leader today told nuclear industry leaders that the county is the perfect place for nuclear business to grow. Councillor David Hall was speaking at the first annual conference organised by Nuclear South West in Bristol, an event aimed at all businesses in the nuclear industry, as well as those outside […]

Somerset County Council celebrates Hinkley Point C announcement

Somerset County Council has heralded today’s government announcement on Hinkley Point C as one that will bring unprecedented investment and job creation to the county and the wider region. As the largest engineering project in Europe, the construction of the new power station is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to boost jobs and economic prosperity, and to […]

Changes made to traffic lights at Huntworth Roundabout

The sequencing of the traffic light signals at Huntworth roundabout in Bridgwater has been amended to improve safety and traffic flow in the area. The new sequence has addressed the issue of drivers not stopping at the roundabout internal stop line. The change will now see the North Petherton approach, the internal Stop Line by […]

Huntworth roundabout works nearing completion

Key works to improve Huntworth roundabout in Bridgwater are set to be completed next month. The works requiring lane closures on the roundabout itself, which have been affecting traffic will be complete by the target date of 22 July in time for the school holidays and likely tourist traffic. To ensure that this deadline is […]

Safety Improvements at Pedestrian Crossing Complete

Work to upgrade a pedestrian crossing in Bridgwater has been finished on time and with minimal disruption. Somerset County Council improved the pedestrian crossing on A39 Wembdon Road, Bridgwater, between the junction of Northfield and the junction of Coronation Road. The works included upgrading the existing pedestrian crossing to a Puffin and widening the footway, […]

£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 […]