Category Councillor John Woodman

Road works set to begin w/c 9 November 2020

Road works scheduled to take place next week (9/11 – 15/11) by the Somerset highways team. If you have any queries, please get in contact with us on Twitter @TravelSomerset. ROAD TOWN PROPOSED START DATE PROPOSED END DATE WORKING DAYS JOB HAM GREEN LANGPORT 09/11/2020 10/11/2020 2 Resurfacing WRANGCOMBE ROAD WELLINGTON 09/11/2020 10/11/2020 2 Resurfacing […]

Utility firm fined for carnival mishap

A water supply company has received a significant fine after pleading guilty to a roadworks offence which took place last year. Somerset County Council is responsible for managing the road network and prosecuted Bristol Water PLC as part of its commitment to minimising disruption and keeping the public safe. The case, heard at Taunton Magistrates […]

Road works set to began w/c 2 November 2020

Road works scheduled to take place next week (2/11 – 8/11) by the Somerset highways team. If you have any queries, please get in contact with us on Twitter @TravelSomerset. ROAD TOWN PROPOSED START DATE PROPOSED END DATE WORKING DAYS JOB STREETS LANE STAPLE FITZPAINE 02/11/2020 03/11/2020 2 Resurfacing/Preps FRITHFIELD LANE SHEPTON MALLET 02/11/2020 03/11/2020 […]

Travel sensibly this winter

Our fleet of 23 gritters are ready to be called upon as soon as it gets cold over the upcoming months. We will be maintaining the extended gritting service of last year, with approximately 900 miles of road up for treatment in 2020/21. What roads do we treat? We treat over a fifth of Somerset’s […]

A metre and half is the safe way to pass

Overtaking too closely endangers the lives of cyclists and horse riders – that’s the key message behind a major new campaign this October, backed by Somerset County Council’s Road Safety Team, Avon and Somerset Police, and Taunton Area Cycle Campaign. Operation Close Pass involves taking action against motorists who endanger cyclists and horse riders by […]

Heavy fines for roadworks offences

Two firms have received significant fines after pleading guilty to roadworks offences. Somerset County Council is responsible for managing the road network and prosecuted British Telecom PLC and Wessex Water Services Limited as part of its commitment to minimising disruption and keeping the public safe. The cases, heard at Taunton Magistrates on Monday 21 September, […]

Somerset highway schemes scoop more top awards

Two Somerset County Council highway projects have been recognised with prestigious awards at regional and national level. The scheme to build the Colley Lane Southern Access Road – or Squibbers Way – in Bridgwater, delivered in partnership with Whitemountain and AECOM, has landed two more awards at the ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards – […]

Blue Anchor coast and road protection

Somerset County Council is preparing to fund a West Somerset coastal defence that will help protect a key road at Blue Anchor. The investment of up to £4m is being funded through a Government highways grant and will enable rock armour to be installed at the foot of eroding cliffs to protect the road; and […]

Essential drainage and resurfacing work on A361 at Bere Lane

A major scheme to repair drains and resurface a key route in Glastonbury is planned to take place in August. The A361 at Bere Lane is showing signs of deterioration with numerous cracks and potholes on the carriageway. The scheme combines drainage work and resurfacing to reduce the frequency of closures in the area and […]

SCC welcomes funding for key road repairs

Somerset County Council is welcoming a Government award of almost £5m for urgently needed structural repairs to a key road junction near Wellington. The funding was announced by the Department for Transport as part of a £100m nationwide package to improve road quality, following a bid submitted by the Council earlier in the year Somerset […]