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Work starts on vital A39 active travel corridor in West Somerset

Work commenced this week on a major piece of infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians travelling between Dunster and Minehead. Somerset County Council’s Highways Team is improving and widening an existing cycleway and footway running along the A39 between the two towns to ensure residents and visitors can travel safely by bike or foot. The £1 […]

Council steps in to save crucial bus services

Somerset County Council is funding vital replacement services on two key routes in the county due to be withdrawn by the operator. First West of England announced in the summer it was discontinuing the 126 service from Wells to Weston-super-Mare and evening services on Monday to Friday on the D2 between Bath and Frome from […]

Resurfacing and drainage work for Taunton’s busy A38 Wellington Road

Somerset County Council is carrying out significant repairs to one of Taunton’s major thoroughfares next month. The Council’s Highways Team has identified the need for resurfacing and drainage works on the A38 Wellington Road, including Compass Hill. There will be two programmes of work – first from 3 October to 7 October, the team will […]

Revamped £8.3m Toneway junction now operational

Today saw the reopening of Bridgwater Road in Taunton as the new Creech Castle/Toneway junction became operational.

Discounted fare set to be introduced on Park and Ride

A new £1 bus fare becomes effective on Taunton’s Park and Ride service from the beginning of September to coincide with the expected reopening of the Toneway junction. The service will cost just £1 for a single and £2 for a return from Monday 5 September in line with a new fare structure to be […]

New Blue Anchor to Watchet coast path route agreed

Somerset County Council, in partnership with local landowners and managers, have agreed a new route for the England Coast Path between Watchet and Blue Anchor. This section of the trail has been closed since a cliff fall in 2020 resulted in a section of the path close to Warren Farm being lost to the sea, […]

New £1 fare for Taunton and more evening buses in Somerset

Bus users will soon be able to travel anywhere in the Taunton area for just £1 The new fare structure is part of an £11.9 million package of measures being introduced by Somerset County Council as part of Somerset’s Bus Service Improvement Plan and includes proposals for new evening and weekend services on some routes.Earlier […]

Bus it – you know it makes sense

As fuel prices spiral during the ongoing cost-of-living crisis Somerset County Council and Somerset Bus Partnership are joining forces to encourage people to ‘BUS IT’. The campaign aims to highlight that with households under financial pressure buses have never been more relevant, offering a cheaper travel alternative and the chance to save on fuel and […]

Major step forward for M5 Junction 26 improvements 

A £5.7million scheme to upgrade Junction 26 of the M5 along with a connecting link road has moved closer following the appointment of a contractor. The scheme will see the ageing concrete surface of Junction 26 near Wellington and the A38 link road to Chelston completely renewed.The original concrete surface, constructed in 1974, is showing […]

A378 set for key resurfacing works next month

Somerset County Council’s Highways Team will begin work in August on a section of the A378, between Langport and Taunton, which has become fractured and displaced causing water to flow through the sub structure to create cracking and ground movements.