Category Councillor John Woodman

Safety improvements for busy junction

Important work to improve the safety of a junction in Glastonbury is being undertaken by Somerset County Council’s Minor Improvements Team. Construction starts next week, Monday, 15 March on a scheme to improve  safety for pedestrians accessing and crossing A361 Chilkwell Street and Bere Lane. The work includes footway improvements and a pedestrian refuge crossing […]

Essential repair work on two key Somerset roads

Somerset County Council’s Highways team is due to carry out repairs on two important roads next week. Resurfacing works are taking place on the A37 near Ilchester, on a section known as the Ilchester Straight, along with part of the B3151 Yeovil Road and the Church Street Roundabout. A suitable signed diversion route will be […]

Council’s swift action to remove hazard of diseased trees from roadside

Hundreds of dead and dying trees bordering a busy road have been cleared by Somerset County Council’s Highways Team and partner agencies.   The operation on Plummer’s Lane (B3135) near Cheddar targeted 250 trees affected by ash dieback, (Hymenoscyphus fraxineus), a fungus that will kill or seriously effect over 95 per cent of our ash […]

Shuttle bus boost for vaccinations

A free Somerset County Council Taunton town centre shuttle service has been launched to get people straight to their vital vaccination slot. The Covid vaccination shuttle bus service starts today, Monday 1 March, following feedback, and will run every 30 minutes from Castle Way in Taunton town centre to Taunton Racecourse – one of Somerset’s […]

Council’s transport boost for residents with vital vaccination slots

Somerset County Council is joining forces with transport providers to help vulnerable residents get to their Covid vaccination appointments. There are now 18 vaccination sites across Somerset including community based locations, hospital hubs and large vaccination centres at Taunton Racecourse and the Bath & West Showground. While many older and more vulnerable people will be […]

Squibbers Way wins big again at national Highway Awards

Bridgwater’s Colley Lane Southern Access Road project, also known as Squibbers Way, has been awarded Most Innovative Highway Authority Scheme of the Year at the 2020 Highways Magazine Awards.

A358 closure needed for vital repairs

Emergency repairs need to be carried out on a damaged embankment next to one of Somerset’s key roads which is posing a hazard to road users. Somerset County Council’s Highways Team needs to correct some severe erosion to the embankment running alongside the A358 near Combe Florey. In order to carry this out, the road […]

New road is a key milestone for Junction 25

A multi-million project to upgrade Taunton’s M5 Junction 25 has taken a big step forward with the opening of an important new link road serving the town and motorway. The Nexus link road is the next key stage in the £19.2m improvement of Junction 25, which when finished next summer will deliver significantly increased capacity.  […]

Frantic festive period for gritters

Somerset County Council’s gritting teams covered more than 20,000km and spent over 970 hours on the county’s road over the festive period keeping key routes clear for key workers.   The team of 54 drivers and nine supervisors from the Council’s contractor Skanska were kept busy throughout the holiday season as freezing temperatures gripped the […]

Major road works set to begin w/c 18 January

Major road works scheduled to take place next week (11/1 – 18/1) by the Somerset highways team. If you have any queries, please get in contact with us on Twitter @TravelSomerset Street Town Proposed Start Date Proposed Start Time Proposed End Date Proposed End Time Working days Work WESTCOMBE ROAD SHEPTON MALLET 19/01/2021 26/01/2021 6 […]