Author Archives: Peter Elliott

Resurfacing of key route in Yeovil

Resurfacing works on a key route in Yeovil are planned to take place later this month. The resurfacing will require a road closure between the Bluebell Roundabout and the Westlands Throughabout and will take place overnight to minimise disruption. Works are scheduled to take 9 weekday nights (weather dependent) starting on Tuesday 29 October with […]

Firms fined for roadworks offences

Two utility firms have received substantial fines following successful prosecutions by Somerset County Council. BT and Royal Mail both pleaded guilty at Taunton Magistrates last week (Wednesday 9 October) to several offences relating to roadworks. Somerset County Council is responsible for managing the road network and prosecuted the two firms as part of its commitment […]

Squibbers Way opening plan confirmed

A sparkling event is being planned to celebrate the opening of Bridgwater’s new Squibbers Way in early December. Squibbers Way is the new £18.4m road linking Marsh Lane to Parrett Way and was named by the people of Bridgwater following a public vote. The project was previously referred to as the Colley Lane Southern Access […]

Essential resurfacing work on the A39 at Walton

A major scheme to resurface a key road between Bridgwater and Street is planned to take place later this month. The A39 Main Street at Walton is showing signs of deterioration with numerous cracks and potholes on the carriageway. The scheme is the second phase of works at this location which was split to reduce […]

Essential resurfacing work on A39 at Dragon Cross

Essential resurfacing on a key road in West Somerset is due to take place early next month. The A39 at Dragon Cross near Bilbrook has historically been affected by flooding with a number of drainage schemes taking place at this location in recent years to improve the situation. The next step is to improve the […]

New school buses are green for go!

A fleet of five low-emission coaches will be hitting the roads of Somerset this week. Somerset County Council has decided to run the coaches on a number of school routes to help address a lack of competition in the market and reduce costs. Following the loss of several large bus/coach operators in recent years, particularly […]

And the winner is… Squibbers Way

Bridgwater’s bright sparks have now chosen a name for the town’s new link road – Squibbers Way. Somerset County Council asked the people of Bridgwater to help find a permanent name for the Colley Lane Southern Access Road (CLSAR). This attracted more than 250 unique nominations which were whittled down to a shortlist of six […]

Vote now – you choose the name for Bridgwater’s new link road

The deadline for nominations has passed and the polls are now open to find a permanent name for Bridgwater’s new link road. Construction of the not-so-snappily-titled Colley Lane Southern Access Road (CLSAR) by contractors Whitemountain will be completed this autumn and provide a much-needed link between Marsh Lane and Parrett Way. This will ease congestion […]

Highways teams looking forward to winter

We’re in the middle of a summer heatwave but preparations for winter are already in full swing in Somerset. Somerset County Council’s highways team has now completed its off-season winter policy review and the first deliveries of salt have this week started arriving at depots. This winter the County Council will be investing an extra […]

Next phase of Junction 25 works

A multi-million pound scheme to improve the busy M5 Junction 25 in Taunton will enter a new phase later this month with the start of works to widen the Toneway. Somerset County Council is currently upgrading Junction 25 to improve traffic flow, ease peak hour congestion and unlock land for employment to the east of […]