Category roads

Frantic festive period for gritters

Somerset County Council’s gritting teams covered more than 20,000km and spent over 970 hours on the county’s road over the festive period keeping key routes clear for key workers.   The team of 54 drivers and nine supervisors from the Council’s contractor Skanska were kept busy throughout the holiday season as freezing temperatures gripped the […]

Major road works set to begin w/c 18 January

Major road works scheduled to take place next week (11/1 – 18/1) by the Somerset highways team. If you have any queries, please get in contact with us on Twitter @TravelSomerset Street Town Proposed Start Date Proposed Start Time Proposed End Date Proposed End Time Working days Work WESTCOMBE ROAD SHEPTON MALLET 19/01/2021 26/01/2021 6 […]

Junction 25: New road layout for A358

Motorists heading towards Taunton’s M5 Junction 25 will be using a new road layout from next week marking a big step forward in a major project to improve the junction. The £19m scheme to upgrade Junction 25 and increase capacity is progressing well and is due to complete in the summer. The scheme includes an […]

Important gas main works underway

A key road in Wells is closed to traffic for a number weeks to carry out vital repairs to ensure a continuous gas supply to area. Wales and West will be undertaking the major works around the Strawberry Way roundabout and junction with Priory road to renew the gas mains. Works will include traffic lights […]

Road works set to begin w/c 11 January

Major road works scheduled to take place next week (11/1 – 18/1) by the Somerset highways team. If you have any queries, please get in contact with us on Twitter @TravelSomerset. Street Town Proposed Start Date Proposed End Date Working Day Work Hayne Walk Bridgwater 11/01/2021 25/01/2021 11 Installation of sewage works Hyde Lane Taunton […]

Cattle grid problems ironed out

A key piece of work to fix a hazardous issue affecting motorists in West Somerset has been completed by Somerset County Council’s Highways Team. Hill Road on North Hill near Minehead is on a step gradient and can challenge drivers at the best of times. And to add to this an old cattle grid was […]

Stay sober and stay safe this winter

Christmas parties may not be the same this year, but the dangers of both drink driving and winter conditions are still as potent as ever. Somerset County Council’s road safety team are reminding all motorists that consequences can be especially severe at this time of year, and that all road users should be sober and […]

Active Travel schemes update

Measures to support social distancing and the reopening of high streets in towns across Somerset will remain in place throughout the rest of December and will be reviewed again in the New Year. The temporary schemes introduced in June include pedestrianised zones and one-way systems and were initially funded by the Government and overseen by […]

Vital work against erosion on A358 near Combe Florey

An important scheme to repair eroding verges on the busy main road to West Somerset is going ahead. Somerset County Council’s Highways Team is scheduled to repair the verges of the A358 near Yard Farm in Combe Florey in January, as it is showing signs of deterioration with cracking and dangerous movement of the carriageway. […]

Road works set to begin w/c 14 December 2020

Major road works scheduled to take place next week (14/12 – 20/12) by the Somerset highways team. If you have any queries, please get in contact with us on Twitter @TravelSomerset. Street Town Proposed Start Date Proposed End Date Working Day Work THE CYPRESS HOUSE ROAD YEOVIL 14/12/2020 14/12/2020 1 SD preps SILVER STREET BRUTON […]