Category roads

Essential drainage and resurfacing work on A361 at Bere Lane

A major scheme to repair drains and resurface a key route in Glastonbury is planned to take place in August. The A361 at Bere Lane is showing signs of deterioration with numerous cracks and potholes on the carriageway. The scheme combines drainage work and resurfacing to reduce the frequency of closures in the area and […]

Resurfacing programme for 2020 completed ahead of schedule

A multi-million pound programme to improve 140 miles of road across Somerset is now complete, weeks earlier than planned. Somerset County Council works with contractors across the county to implement surface dressing; a highly effective maintenance technique for sealing a road, improving skid resistance and making road surfaces watertight. This is vital, as it helps […]

SCC welcomes funding for key road repairs

Somerset County Council is welcoming a Government award of almost £5m for urgently needed structural repairs to a key road junction near Wellington. The funding was announced by the Department for Transport as part of a £100m nationwide package to improve road quality, following a bid submitted by the Council earlier in the year Somerset […]

Toneway Creech Castle upgrade set to be postponed to support economic recovery

A major road improvement scheme to upgrade the busy Toneway Creech Castle junction in Taunton is set to be postponed until next year to support the economy as it recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. Somerset County Council originally planned to begin work in April 2020 but this was temporarily paused due to the start of […]

Key Yeovil road set for resurfacing

Important works to resurface a main road into Yeovil are being planned to take place later this month. The A30 Sherborne Road between the Lyde Road junction and the Dorset boundary was last resurfaced back in February 2018 but is showing early signs of deterioration. Testing has shown the surface to be defective and it […]

On-street parking patrols to resume

On-street parking patrols are due to restart in Somerset on Monday (1 June) following the easing of coronavirus restrictions. With more pupils returning to schools and some businesses starting to reopen, Somerset County Council’s civil enforcement officers will return to help keep roads clear and traffic moving. At first, they will serve penalty notices on […]

Staplegrove Road resurfacing works to begin shortly

An essential resurfacing scheme on Staplegrove Road in Taunton is planned to take place next month. Highways maintenance teams will be resurfacing 300 metres of road from just southeast of Westerkirk Gate, covering the Manor Road and Showell Park junctions, before finishing northwest of the Showell Park junction on the A358. The works start on […]

Awards double for Squibbers Way project

Construction of the Squibbers Way link road in Bridgwater has landed another prestigious award for its positive impact on the town. Somerset County Council, in partnership with main contractor Whitemountain and AECOM, won the Infrastructure South West Award at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Social Impact Awards 2020. The winners were unveiled last […]

Two resurfacing schemes brought forward to take advantage of quieter roads

Highways workers are taking advantage of the quieter roads across the county by bringing forward two essential resurfacing schemes in the next two weeks. Due to high levels of traffic on busy roads, it can be difficult to plan works that require a road closure. However, with traffic levels still reduced, Somerset County Council has […]

Cheddar Gorge road to close over bank holiday weekend

The road through Cheddar Gorge is to close again over the bank holiday weekend to deter potential breaches of coronavirus restrictions and ease local community concerns. The move follows the successful closure of the B3135 through the Gorge last weekend (1-4 May) in the wake of reports of drivers speeding along the route, vehicles travelling […]