Author Archives: Peter Elliott

Cliff fall temporarily closes England Coast Path

A section of the England Coast Path in Somerset has been temporarily closed following a landslip. During stormy weather over the festive period a section of cliff near Home Farm at St Audrie’s Bay fell away. Somerset County Council is working with landowners and in liaison with Natural England to agree a new route as […]

Stay safe if you’re driving home for Christmas

Somerset County Council’s road safety team has some helpful advice to keep you safe on the roads over the festive period. Winter weather conditions can make travelling at Christmas a hazardous affair so always check the weather report before setting off and adjust your driving to suit the road conditions. If you have a long […]

Major resurfacing work on key A road near Taunton

A major engineering scheme to resurface a busy road near Durston on the outskirts of Taunton is being planned for next year. A 1.7-mile section of the A361 from Walford Cross to the Sedgemoor border is showing signs of deterioration and was put forward for surface dressing earlier in the year. However, it was decided […]

Yeovil Western Corridor drop-in centre open every Tuesday

Anyone with a question about a major road improvement scheme in Yeovil can now meet with the contractor at a weekly drop-in centre. The Western Corridor scheme is a multi-million pound package of improvements by Somerset County Council to increase the capacity of several junctions and upgrade links for pedestrians and cyclists. It will also […]

Green light for Colley Lane scheme

A multi-million pound link road which will provide traffic relief to several key locations across the south east of Bridgwater was formally approved today. Somerset County Council’s Cabinet unanimously voted to appoint a contractor for the £18.4m Colley Lane Southern Access Road (CLSAR) scheme following an extensive procurement process. The contract will be signed after […]

Utility firm fined for unauthorised roadworks

A utility firm has been fined £3,000 after pleading guilty to three offences relating to unauthorised roadworks. Somerset County Council is responsible for managing the road network and prosecuted Bristol Water as part of its commitment to minimising disruption to the travelling public. The Council does its best to plan ahead and avoid overlapping or […]

Major drainage upgrade in North Curry

A major engineering scheme to upgrade drainage and reduce the flood risk in North Curry is being planned to take place after Christmas. The main road through the village has historically suffered from flooding during times of heavy rain. Extensive surveying works have identified sections of damaged culvert near Stoke Road and an undersized system […]

Advance warning of resurfacing on A39 at Walton

Major resurfacing works on a key route between Bridgwater and Street are being planned for early next year. The essential work on the A39 Main Street at Walton is the fifth phase of significant highway maintenance investment in to the A39 corridor between Bridgwater and Street in recent times. Due to the narrow width of […]

Advance warning of A30 Sherborne Road resurfacing

The next phase of vital improvements on a key road in Yeovil are due to take place early next year. A major drainage upgrade was carried out on the A30 Sherborne Road back in July to tackle the underlying structural issues which had led to problems with cracking and potholes. This work was a success […]

Fewer casualties but more deaths on Somerset’s roads in 2016

Somerset’s roads are statistically the safest they have ever been – but sadly there was a small increase in the number of deaths last year. The number of people seriously injured on Somerset’s roads dropped by almost 16 per cent from 188 in 2016 to 158 compared to 2015, however the number of fatalities rose […]