Category Councillor John Woodman

Work starts on vital traffic calming measures

Measures to reduce traffic speed in Creech St Michael and make the village safer for pedestrians will be put in place later this month. Work on the scheme, which includes new signage and road markings to support enforcement of a 20mph speed limit is due to start on Monday 13 December. Somerset County Council  and […]

Green light for next phase of £11.6m traffic signals recovery programme

A multi-million-pound operation to renew traffic lights and crossings across Somerset heads to Yeovil early next year. Work to replace signals in Taunton’s Rowbarton area, the first stage of a major investment in the county’s network infrastructure, completed this autumn and now the focus turns to other towns across the county. The team is currently […]

£8.3m Toneway project moves up a gear

Taunton’s Toneway Creech Castle junction improvement project is entering the next phase as work gets underway on major bridge-widening works and a massive surface water drainage system. The multi-million-pound project, designed to increase the junction’s capacity and improve cycling and pedestrian connections, started in August and is progressing well. Work includes additional lanes on the […]

‘Tis the season to be gritting…

As days become shorter and nights chillier, Somerset County Council’s fleet of 23 gritters is ready to be mobilised as soon as the temperature drops below zero in coming months.

Project is a real boost for town’s economy

A vital scheme to link Taunton’s Firepool development and new station car park to the town’s road network with cycling provision has moved a step closer. Somerset County Council, Somerset West and Taunton Council, Great Western Railway and Network Rail are working together to deliver a new junction access from Trenchard Way to the crucial […]

Rowbarton switch-on signals green light for next chapter in £11.6m programme

New traffic signals installed in Taunton’s Rowbarton area as part of a multi-million pound county-wide package are now operational. Work to carry out a major upgrade of 40-year-old signals at key junctions and pedestrian crossings commenced in the spring.The Council’s contractor Griffiths removed the old equipment and replaced it with new state-of-the-art traffic signals, including […]

Multi-million pound transport schemes net Government funding

Major improvements to the A38 northern corridor heading into Bridgwater are a step closer today after Government approved a £10 million funding bid.   Money from the Treasury’s Levelling Up fund will help pay for more than £3.4 million worth of cycling and walking infrastructure along the entire corridor as well as a remodelled Dunball […]

Council sets out £163 million green route map for better bus services

An ambitious blue-print to transform bus travel and make a massive contribution to tackling climate change was approved by Somerset County Council’s cabinet today (Wednesday 20 October). Somerset’s Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) drafted in partnership with local operators sets out a radical overhaul of services in the county and is being submitted as the […]

Vital flood prevention work ahead of schedule

Work by Somerset County Council Highways to reduce hazardous flooding on a key route between West Somerset and Taunton is moving onto the next phase earlier than expected.   With the scheme running ahead of schedule there’s an important change to closure arrangements put in place this week on the A39 at Carhampton Cross to […]

Restoration of flood-damaged roads nears final stretch

e of the eight roads ripped up by June’s flash floods in the Chard area have now been fully restored by Somerset County Council’s highways team.