Category roads

Essential roadworks to address ash dieback on key road

Somerset County Council’s Highways team is continuing work to remove diseased and dangerous ash trees from our roadsides.

Junction 25 – permanent A358 layout adopted

Taunton’s multi-million-pound M5 Junction 25 upgrade has reached another important landmark with the opening of the permanent road layout.

Vodafone fined heavily for two road works offences

Vodafone Ltd has received a significant fine after pleading guilty to a pair of road works offences which took place last year.

Junction 25 – next major milestone reached

A multi-million pound project to upgrade Taunton’s M5 Junction 25 reaches another important landmark next week with the opening of the permanent road layout.   This is a significant milestone for the award-winning £19.2 million Somerset County Council scheme, as it moves towards completion in the next few months. It will see the reopening of […]

Highways team undertakes key drainage improvement works

Somerset County Council’s highways teams are going to be taking advantage of the upcoming Easter holiday to carry vital drainage work at Barrington. The B3168 Puckington Road at Barrington will be closed for 19 days from the 6 to 30 of April, with the first two weeks of work taking place during the Easter break […]

Junction 25 project nets prestigious awards

A multi-million pound project to upgrade Taunton’s M5 Junction 25 has won a brace of awards at a top industry event this week.   Somerset County Council Highways and partners picked up the Project of the Year and Collaboration Awards at the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transport  (CIHT) South West Awards 2021 for the […]

Safety improvements for busy junction

Important work to improve the safety of a junction in Glastonbury is being undertaken by Somerset County Council’s Minor Improvements Team. Construction starts next week, Monday, 15 March on a scheme to improve  safety for pedestrians accessing and crossing A361 Chilkwell Street and Bere Lane. The work includes footway improvements and a pedestrian refuge crossing […]

Essential repair work on two key Somerset roads

Somerset County Council’s Highways team is due to carry out repairs on two important roads next week. Resurfacing works are taking place on the A37 near Ilchester, on a section known as the Ilchester Straight, along with part of the B3151 Yeovil Road and the Church Street Roundabout. A suitable signed diversion route will be […]

Council’s swift action to remove hazard of diseased trees from roadside

Hundreds of dead and dying trees bordering a busy road have been cleared by Somerset County Council’s Highways Team and partner agencies.   The operation on Plummer’s Lane (B3135) near Cheddar targeted 250 trees affected by ash dieback, (Hymenoscyphus fraxineus), a fungus that will kill or seriously effect over 95 per cent of our ash […]

New town centre schemes are unveiled

Press release on behalf of the five Somerset Councils New schemes to support walking and cycling in three Somerset towns have been unveiled following the recent confirmation of approximately £450k of Government funding. Projects in Frome, Yeovil and Bridgwater have each been allocated Active Travel funding, along with an ongoing scheme in Taunton’s East Street, […]