Category Councillor Mike Rigby
Somerset County Council has received confirmation that a funding bid for a major road improvement has been unsuccessful. Lead Member for Transport and Digital Cllr Mike Rigby has said the Council will continue to seek Government funding to look at alternative ways to address some of the issues affecting the villages of Walton and Ashcott […]
Essential drainage and repair works are being undertaken next month on the A361 between Glastonbury and Shepton Mallet. The scheme near Havyatt, just outside Glastonbury, will include repairs to the existing drainage system and installation of some additional gullies, raised kerbs and patching to prevent flooding to property. Work commences 13 February and is expected […]
Diseased and dying trees along the A3088 near Yeovil are being removed by Somerset County Council for the safety of road users and the public.
Funding to support projects focused on a greener approach to highways maintenance and construction has been awarded to Somerset County Council.
The A361 across the Somerset Levels has now reopened after a successful clear-up operation following recent flooding. A significant stretch of the road had been flooded since last week with emergency road closure gates at Burrowbridge and East Lyng locked shut to keep people safe. This afternoon (24 Jan) the gates have been reopened and […]
Evening bus services on some key routes in Somerset begin running from next week (30 January 2023). Somerset County Council is subsidising evening services from Monday to Saturday connecting Taunton with the towns of Minehead, Bridgwater, Wellington and Chard after 8pm and running to at least 10.30pm. Currently most of the services stop between 8-8.30pm. […]
Somerset County Council has taken action to close the A361 across the Somerset Levels this morning, Friday 13 January, following warnings from the Environment Agency (EA) and rising water levels
The B3191 Cleeve Hill, near Watchet, has been closed to all road users with immediate effect in the interests of public safety.
Released on behalf of Environment Agency and Somerset County Council The A361 across the Somerset Levels has been reopened this evening (11 January) following effective action by the Environment Agency (EA) to reduce water levels. The EA advised Somerset County Council yesterday that there was a potential flood risk to the A361 as Currymoor, one […]
The first phase of a major project to improve the busy Dunball roundabout linking Bridgwater and Junction 23 of the M5 starts later this month. Somerset County Council is with its partner, infrastructure group Balfour Beatty, are delivering an upgraded, signalised roundabout at this key location for the town and M5. Preparation work is scheduled […]