Category Councillor John Woodman

Key link in town’s cycling network is unveiled

gwater’s growing active travel network.

Resurfacing planned as major scheme nears completion

The last remaining touches on a major Traffic Signal Refurbishment scheme in Rowbarton, Taunton, are set to get under way next week.

Busy Yeovil road to be resurfaced

Somerset County Council’s Highways Team is resurfacing a section of the A37 Dorchester Road at the end of the month.

New roads are first milestone in flood recovery

Two of the eight roads destroyed by June’s flash floods in the Chard area have now been fully restored by Somerset County Council Highways teams. Extreme rainfall on June 28 saw unprecedented levels of water cascading through streets in Chard, flooding homes and businesses, while outlying villages were hit by rising watercourse levels which saw […]

Western Relief Road vital to £8.3m Toneway project

A major new section of Taunton’s road network opens on Monday (July 26) paving the way for the start of a multi-million pound improvement project on the Toneway.

Have your say on bus services in Somerset

Somerset County Council is to work in partnership with bus operators in the county to deliver improved services for all, and local people have a pivotal role to play.   Following the Government’s announcement in March of the new National Bus Strategy – ‘Bus Back Better’  a £3 billion pot of funding is being made […]

Fine handed to BT for 19 offences is Council record

British Telecom PLC has been handed a record fine after being found guilty of 19 offences last year. Somerset County Council is responsible for managing the road network and prosecuted British Telecom PLC as part of its commitment to minimising disruption and keeping the public safe. The case, heard at North Somerset Magistrates on Tuesday […]

Update: Rowbarton traffic signals upgrade

A multi-million improvement scheme to replace 40-year-old traffic signals in Taunton is being extended to include extra works and to tackle a range of complications discovered during construction.   Somerset County Council’s contractor Alun Griffiths began carrying out a major renewal of signals in the Rowbarton area of the town in March to replace equipment […]

Roads damaged by flash flooding in Chard

Somerset County Council is thanking everyone who pulled together after torrential rain hit the Chard area on Monday night.   Flash flooding caused by extreme weather saw the emergency services and council teams – backed by community volunteers – on the scene throughout the night. Fire crews rescued two people from a car in floodwater […]

Diversion reminder as signal recovery works step up a gear  

Somerset County Council is reminding road users that a diversion will be in place in Taunton’s Rowbarton area later this week as work to replace traffic signals continues.   From this Wednesday 30 June for approximately eight weeks, drivers won’t be able to turn right from Kingston Road (South) to the A358, St Andrews Road. […]