Category roads

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 […]

Joint crackdown aims to put brakes on speeding motorists

Motorists are being urged to check their speed, slow down and save lives in a new speeding crackdown. Somerset County Council’s Road Safety Team and Avon and Somerset Police jointly support an anti-speeding campaign run by the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC). New ‘check your speed’ signs will appear in areas where there have been regular […]

Council’s street lighting team set a shining example in reducing carbon footprint

Over half of street lighting in Somerset is now eco-friendly and playing an important role helping the county work towards its 2030 carbon neutral target. Somerset County Council’s Highway Lighting Team has started to reduce its carbon footprint in the past five years thanks to the installation of LED lanterns in 56 per cent of […]

Park and ride for free as Toneway Creech Castle upgrade gets underway

Taunton’s park and ride service will be made free of charge as part of a special initiative to encourage use of the park and ride service and, minimise disruption during a major upgrade of the Creech Castle junction. The £8.3m project was deferred last year because of the pandemic, now work is about to begin […]

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 […]

Resurfacing commencing on A39 Wells Road

Somerset County Council will be carrying out resurfacing of the Hartlake Straight on the A39 Wells Road next month. The road surface from the Tin Bridge roundabout just outside Glastonbury towards Polsham has been steadily declining and now needs major repair. The scheme will be carried out from Monday 16 August to Friday 27 August […]