Category roads

Road works set to began w/c 2 November 2020

Road works scheduled to take place next week (2/11 – 8/11) by the Somerset highways team. If you have any queries, please get in contact with us on Twitter @TravelSomerset. ROAD TOWN PROPOSED START DATE PROPOSED END DATE WORKING DAYS JOB STREETS LANE STAPLE FITZPAINE 02/11/2020 03/11/2020 2 Resurfacing/Preps FRITHFIELD LANE SHEPTON MALLET 02/11/2020 03/11/2020 […]

Travel sensibly this winter

Our fleet of 23 gritters are ready to be called upon as soon as it gets cold over the upcoming months. We will be maintaining the extended gritting service of last year, with approximately 900 miles of road up for treatment in 2020/21. What roads do we treat? We treat over a fifth of Somerset’s […]

Highways team tackles key jobs during half-term

Somerset County Council’s highways teams are going to be taking advantage of the upcoming half-term to carry out important work at two sites in Taunton. A new road gully is being constructed on the corner of Station Road/Belvedere Road in Taunton; the area suffers from persistent flooding and ahead of the middle of winter the […]

Key works at busy Yeovil junction

Important surface repair works to a busy Yeovil junction begin later this month. The essential repairs work on the A30 Sherborne Road centres on the junction with Lyde Road and is scheduled to run from Monday 26 October to Friday 6 November 2020. The work involves minor patch repairs and manhole repairs. All efforts have […]

A metre and half is the safe way to pass

Overtaking too closely endangers the lives of cyclists and horse riders – that’s the key message behind a major new campaign this October, backed by Somerset County Council’s Road Safety Team, Avon and Somerset Police, and Taunton Area Cycle Campaign. Operation Close Pass involves taking action against motorists who endanger cyclists and horse riders by […]

Heavy fines for roadworks offences

Two firms have received significant fines after pleading guilty to roadworks offences. Somerset County Council is responsible for managing the road network and prosecuted British Telecom PLC and Wessex Water Services Limited as part of its commitment to minimising disruption and keeping the public safe. The cases, heard at Taunton Magistrates on Monday 21 September, […]

Essential resurfacing scheme on key road in Prestleigh

A major scheme to repair a stretch of one of Somerset’s important transport arteries is due to start next week. Somerset County Council is resurfacing the A371 along Prestleigh Hill, as it is showing signs of deterioration with numerous cracks and potholes on the carriageway. The work will begin on Monday 12 October on week […]

Essential resurfacing on key road in Bridgwater

A major scheme to resurface a key road in Bridgwater is planned to take place next week. Somerset County Council will be resurfacing A39 Wembdon Road/North Street as it is showing signs of deterioration with numerous cracks and potholes on the carriageway. The scheme will be carried out under an evening road closure to minimise […]

Blue Anchor coast and road protection

Somerset County Council is preparing to fund a West Somerset coastal defence that will help protect a key road at Blue Anchor. The investment of up to £4m is being funded through a Government highways grant and will enable rock armour to be installed at the foot of eroding cliffs to protect the road; and […]

Chard’s pedestrianisation of Holyrood Street to be removed this week

Emergency measures to support the reopening of high streets in Somerset were rolled out across the county in June to free up space in high streets as retail businesses reopened and shoppers returned. Holyrood Street, Chard was pedestrianised to support reopening of non-essential retail businesses. After reviewing footfall and listening to feedback from both shoppers […]