Category Councillor Mike Rigby

Council acts to remove dead and dying trees next to busy A3088

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.

Council secures funding for greener roads maintenance trials

Funding to support projects focused on a greener approach to highways maintenance and construction has been awarded to Somerset County Council.

A361 reopens after clear-up operation as flood is reduced

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 get underway

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. […]

A361 near East Lyng closed due to flood risk

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

Cliff-top B3191 Cleeve Hill closed

The B3191 Cleeve Hill, near Watchet, has been closed to all road users with immediate effect in the interests of public safety.

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A361 reopened by Council after successful pumping operation by Environment Agency

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 […]

Preparation works set to get underway for Bridgwater’s £5.3m Dunball improvements 

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 […]

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Council closes A361 near East Lyng following EA advice as water levels rise with weather warning in place 

Issued on behalf of Somerset County Council and the Environment Agency Somerset County Council has closed the A361 across the Somerset Levels following warnings from the Environment Agency (EA) that floodwaters are likely to spill onto the road.  Road users are being urged to plan ahead and use an alternative route from 6pm this evening […]

£11.6m traffic signals programme turns to busy Bridgwater Junction

Work to renew traffic lights and crossings across Somerset as part of a multi-million package returns to Bridgwater later this month. The Somerset County Council scheme, which is a key component in the town’s Celebration Mile project, will see major upgrades to traffic signals at the Broadway/St John’s Street junction as well as the zebra […]