Author Archives: Peter Elliott

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 […]

Wanted: a name for Bridgwater’s new link road

The Colley Lane Southern Access Road in Bridgwater is nearing completion – now we need your help to give it a better name. Construction of the not-so-snappily-titled 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 along Taunton Road and […]

Geared up for Glasto 2019

The world-famous Glastonbury Festival returns next week – and Somerset County Council will again be working closely with organisers to help keep hundreds of thousands of music fans moving. The Glastonbury Festival is one of the world’s biggest music events, with more than 200,000 people heading to Worthy Farm near Pilton. Somerset County Council has […]

Yeovil Western Corridor junctions completed

Huge progress continues to be made on the Yeovil Western Corridor road improvement scheme with all six new signal-controlled junctions completed as programmed. As is normal with any major construction project, there will now follow a short period for minor finishing works and snagging. Councillor John Woodman, Somerset County Council Cabinet Member for Highways, said: […]

Next Western Corridor junctions ready for switch-on

The Yeovil Western Corridor improvement scheme is nearing completion with the switch-on of the next two junctions this week. The Western Corridor scheme is a multi-million pound package of improvements by Somerset County Council to increase the capacity of several junctions, reduce congestion and upgrade links for pedestrians and cyclists. It aims to accommodate projected […]

Bridgwater Station improvements on track to start next week

A long-awaited scheme to provide better access to Bridgwater Station and improve the forecourt is due to start next week. The £1.2m project will be delivered by Great Western Railway and funded by Somerset County Council and Sedgemoor District Council using money secured from the Department for Transport and the developers of the Hinkley Point […]

Growing need for Adopt a Path volunteers

With seasonal growth now appearing on paths across Somerset, volunteers are invited to help protect and maintain the county’s public rights of way. Anyone can help get involved when they are out and about on their favourite Public Footpaths, Bridleways, Restricted Byways and Byways Open to All Traffic (BOATs). All you need to do is […]