Category roads

Government confirms Walton/Ashcott bypass proposal will not go ahead

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 […]

A361 set for urgent drainage and repair work

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 […]

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. […]

Major incident declared over flood risk in Somerset 

The Environment Agency and the local authorities in Somerset have declared a major incident because of flood risk in the county. 

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 […]