Category Councillor John Woodman

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 […]

Junction 25: New road layout for A358

Motorists heading towards Taunton’s M5 Junction 25 will be using a new road layout from next week marking a big step forward in a major project to improve the junction. The £19m scheme to upgrade Junction 25 and increase capacity is progressing well and is due to complete in the summer. The scheme includes an […]

Cattle grid problems ironed out

A key piece of work to fix a hazardous issue affecting motorists in West Somerset has been completed by Somerset County Council’s Highways Team. Hill Road on North Hill near Minehead is on a step gradient and can challenge drivers at the best of times. And to add to this an old cattle grid was […]

Road works set to begin w/c 14 December 2020

Major road works scheduled to take place next week (14/12 – 20/12) 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 End Date Working Day Work THE CYPRESS HOUSE ROAD YEOVIL 14/12/2020 14/12/2020 1 SD preps SILVER STREET BRUTON […]

Road works set to begin w/c 7 December 2020

Major road works scheduled to take place next week (7/12 – 13/12) 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 End Date Working days Work SILVER LANE FROME 07/12/2020 08/12/2020 2 Resurfacing REDGATE STREET BRIDGWATER 07/12/2020 10/12/2020 4 […]

Road works set to begin w/c 30 November 2020

Major road works scheduled to take place next week (30/11 – 5/12) 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 End Date Working Days Works POPES LANE WELLINGTON 30/11/2020 30/11/2020 1 Post and rail repairs BARCLAY STREET BRIDGWATER […]

Road works set to begin w/c 23 November 2020

Major road works scheduled to take place next week (23/11 – 29/11) by the Somerset highways team. If you have any queries, please get in contact with us on Twitter @TravelSomerset. Street name Town Proposed start date Proposed end date Working days Job SHERBORNE ROAD MILBOURNE DOWN MILBORNE PORT 23/11/2020 23/11/2020 1 Surface Dressing Preps […]

Road works set to begin w/c 16 November 2020

Major road works scheduled to take place next week (16/11 – 22/11) 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 end date Working days Job GLASTONBURY ROAD BRIDGWATER 15/11/2020 02/12/2020 13 Carriageway construction linked to works associated with […]