Category roads

Major roundabout improvement plan moves forward with contract award

A £5.2 million plan to improve the busy Dunball Roundabout near Bridgwater is a step closer following the appointment of a contractor. Somerset County Council will be working closely with its partner, infrastructure group Balfour Beatty, to develop a design for a signalised roundabout. The Dunball roundabout links to Junction 23 of the M5, and […]

Hefty fines handed to utility firms for works offences

Two utility firms were fined for not ensuring their work sites on Somerset roads were safe for the general public.

Improvement scheme goes ahead on road serving Glastonbury Tor

Joint news release by Glastonbury Multi Agency Group and the National Trust: Work on a scheme to improve road safety near the north entrance to Glastonbury Tor is due to start next week. The Glastonbury Multi Agency Group (MAG) has worked with the National Trust, local farmers, and residents to develop a plan for Stone […]

Check in on your neighbours as storm clear-up continues

Somerset County Council is asking residents to check on their neighbours as the clear-up operation continues following a weekend of extreme weather. Storms Eunice and Franklin have caused widespread disruption across Somerset, with a number of residents still without power. Somerset County Council has been working with power companies and a number of partners – […]

Schools, early years, colleges and other Council services CLOSED tomorrow due to Red Weather Warning

STORM EUNICE UPDATE                          We will add information about major updates relating to Storm Eunice to this article. You can also check our social media (@SomersetCouncil) and http://www.somerset.gov.uk for latest updates. Saturday 19 February update 8.41am: So far across Somerset – 203 incidents yesterday that’s 189 trees/branches down – plus there were walls and fences down and […]

Keep your eyes on the windscreen and not your phone screen

Somerset County Council’s road safety team is working with partners across the region to urge drivers to keep their eyes on the road. Driving while using a mobile is one of the top five factors in fatal and serious road injuries and research has found that drivers who use a mobile phone while driving are: […]

Council’s super helpful Slinky service now stretches even further

A crucial Somerset County Council bus service which supports residents who don’t have access to a car or public transport has expanded its reach.

Retaining wall to be replaced on key county route

An important scheme by Somerset County Council’s Highways Team to construct a new supporting wall next to the A30 at Haselbury Plucknett is planned to take place next month. The old wall will be replaced by SCC’s contractor in the interest of motorists’ safety – it is deteriorating and is likely to become a serious […]

Green light for traffic signal refurbishment in Yeovil

A multi-million-pound programme to renew traffic signals at junctions and pedestrian crossings across Somerset reaches Yeovil in February. Somerset County Council is investing £11.6m replacing traffic signals which have reached the end of their working life and must be replaced with safer, more eco-friendly units. The alternative is that the equipment fails, causing significant and […]

Resurfacing and drainage works on Yeovil road

Somerset County Council’s Highways team is carrying out vital repairs to Combe Street Lane in Yeovil next week. The major resurfacing and drainage works scheme starts on Monday (24 January) and is due to be completed on Friday 25 February.It will be necessary to close the road completely during these dates for the safety of […]