Category roads

Heavy fine handed to utility firm

A water company has been handed a significant fine after being found guilty of seven offences relating to work carried on a road last year.

Somerset gritters stand down after busy season

Somerset County Council’s gritting teams are packing up for the season after travelling the equivalent of nearly two times around the world this winter.

Road safety team advise against distracted driving

Drivers are being warned by Somerset County Council’s Road Safety Team that   tough new legislation kicks in this week to punish mobile phone use at the wheel. As of Friday (25 March 2022), drivers caught using a phone while in charge of a vehicle can expect six points on their licence and a £200 fixed […]

Further instability identified on landslide-hit road

An independent report commissioned by Somerset County Council on a road hit by two landslides in two weeks details the potential for more such incidents.

Evening resurfacing work on A358

Somerset County Council’s Highways team needs to carry out urgent resurfacing work on the A358 at Hatch Beauchamp next week. The Council’s contractor will be working on a stretch of the road from the Ilminster Road junction to the Langport Road junction from next Wednesday, 16 March for 13 nights until 1 April. The road […]

Major roundabout improvement plan moves forward with contract award

A £5.2 million plan to improve the busy Dunball Roundabout near Bridgwater is a step closer following the appointment of a contractor. Somerset County Council will be working closely with its partner, infrastructure group Balfour Beatty, to develop a design for a signalised roundabout. The Dunball roundabout links to Junction 23 of the M5, and […]

Hefty fines handed to utility firms for works offences

Two utility firms were fined for not ensuring their work sites on Somerset roads were safe for the general public.

Improvement scheme goes ahead on road serving Glastonbury Tor

Joint news release by Glastonbury Multi Agency Group and the National Trust: Work on a scheme to improve road safety near the north entrance to Glastonbury Tor is due to start next week. The Glastonbury Multi Agency Group (MAG) has worked with the National Trust, local farmers, and residents to develop a plan for Stone […]

Check in on your neighbours as storm clear-up continues

Somerset County Council is asking residents to check on their neighbours as the clear-up operation continues following a weekend of extreme weather. Storms Eunice and Franklin have caused widespread disruption across Somerset, with a number of residents still without power. Somerset County Council has been working with power companies and a number of partners – […]

Schools, early years, colleges and other Council services CLOSED tomorrow due to Red Weather Warning

STORM EUNICE UPDATE                          We will add information about major updates relating to Storm Eunice to this article. You can also check our social media (@SomersetCouncil) and http://www.somerset.gov.uk for latest updates. Saturday 19 February update 8.41am: So far across Somerset – 203 incidents yesterday that’s 189 trees/branches down – plus there were walls and fences down and […]