Category Councillor John Woodman

Further instability identified on landslide-hit road

An independent report commissioned by Somerset County Council on a road hit by two landslides in two weeks details the potential for more such incidents.

Evening resurfacing work on A358

Somerset County Council’s Highways team needs to carry out urgent resurfacing work on the A358 at Hatch Beauchamp next week. The Council’s contractor will be working on a stretch of the road from the Ilminster Road junction to the Langport Road junction from next Wednesday, 16 March for 13 nights until 1 April. The road […]

Major roundabout improvement plan moves forward with contract award

A £5.2 million plan to improve the busy Dunball Roundabout near Bridgwater is a step closer following the appointment of a contractor. Somerset County Council will be working closely with its partner, infrastructure group Balfour Beatty, to develop a design for a signalised roundabout. The Dunball roundabout links to Junction 23 of the M5, and […]

Hefty fines handed to utility firms for works offences

Two utility firms were fined for not ensuring their work sites on Somerset roads were safe for the general public.

Improvement scheme goes ahead on road serving Glastonbury Tor

Joint news release by Glastonbury Multi Agency Group and the National Trust: Work on a scheme to improve road safety near the north entrance to Glastonbury Tor is due to start next week. The Glastonbury Multi Agency Group (MAG) has worked with the National Trust, local farmers, and residents to develop a plan for Stone […]

Council’s super helpful Slinky service now stretches even further

A crucial Somerset County Council bus service which supports residents who don’t have access to a car or public transport has expanded its reach.

Green light for traffic signal refurbishment in Yeovil

A multi-million-pound programme to renew traffic signals at junctions and pedestrian crossings across Somerset reaches Yeovil in February. Somerset County Council is investing £11.6m replacing traffic signals which have reached the end of their working life and must be replaced with safer, more eco-friendly units. The alternative is that the equipment fails, causing significant and […]

Resurfacing and drainage works on Yeovil road

Somerset County Council’s Highways team is carrying out vital repairs to Combe Street Lane in Yeovil next week. The major resurfacing and drainage works scheme starts on Monday (24 January) and is due to be completed on Friday 25 February.It will be necessary to close the road completely during these dates for the safety of […]

Ambitious 10-year blueprint for cycling and walking network in Somerset launched

Somerset County Council has unveiled plans for major new safe cycling and walking routes in the county to help create greener, healthier and more active streets. The Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs) for Yeovil and Taunton are the first to be published – they’ll be followed by plans for Bridgwater and Frome and […]

Truespeed handed fine for double breach in Mendips

Truespeed Communications Ltd has been handed a hefty double fine after being found guilty of two offences earlier this year.