Category roads

Projects paused as authorities respond to Coronavirus

Several major projects are being unavoidably paused or delayed as councils and health services deal with the impacts of the Coronavirus emergency. Reduced staffing, redeployment of staff to support the vulnerable, supply chain disruption and the impacts of self-isolation and travel restrictions are all having an impact. Together they mean some key pieces of work […]

Vital maintenance to take place on main Bridgwater road

Essential maintenance work is due to take place on the A38 Bristol Road, Dunball in Bridgwater next week. Somerset County Council will be resurfacing Bristol Road to restore its profile, protect the foundations and improve skid conditions. The road will need to be closed while these works take place to ensure the safety of the […]

Offenders on the right path with the highways Community Payback scheme

Offenders taking part in a Community Payback scheme have completed 1,500 hours of work on low-priority highway maintenance activities in Somerset. Somerset County Council has been working in partnership with the Probation Service to trial using offenders to help tidy up the streets. The scheme identifies appropriate highway maintenance jobs – like removing weeds and […]

Essential resurfacing to take place on key Bridgwater road

Vital repair and resurfacing works on the A39 North Street in Bridgwater are due to take place next month. The road is to be resurfaced to restore its profile, protect the foundations and improve skid resistance. Due to the width of the road, and to keep the workforce and travelling public safe, the road will […]

Overnight works required at Quantock Road Roundabout Bridgwater

The next phase of the Quantock Road Roundabout improvements is due to start next week, with overnight works preparing for the introduction of pedestrian crossings. Starting on Sunday (12 January), temporary traffic lights will be used on Quantock Road and Homberg Way from 6.30pm to 6.00am for ten nights (excluding Fridays and Saturdays) while underground […]

Cliff-top B3191 Cleeve Hill re-opens

We’re pleased to confirm the B3191 West Street, Cleeve Hill near Watchet has now been re-opened to traffic. The road was closed due to alerts from sensors placed on the cliff face. Following a detailed survey of the cliff face, and examination of the data information from the site, it has been concluded the road […]

Upgrade for Quantock Rd roundabout to begin next month

A major scheme to improve Quantock Road roundabout in Bridgwater is due to commence on Monday 4 November 2019, with completion set for Spring 2020. The work will provide direct, safe and convenient crossing facilities for cyclists and pedestrians and include toucan crossings on Homberg Way and Quantock Road.  A longer queuing lane on the […]

Project EDWARD aims to make Europe’s roads safer

A Europe-wide event which aims to reduce road deaths is being backed by the road safety team at Somerset County Council. Project EDWARD – European Day Without A Road Death – is organised by TISPOL, the European Traffic Police Network. Held this year on Thursday 26th September, the event is backed by 30 different countries […]

Safety schemes set to be delivered in Bridgwater

A number of safety schemes are due to be delivered at the end of July on Taunton Road focusing on three junctions; Wills Road, Elmwood Avenue and Rhode Lane to improve crossing facilities in the area. The schemes are being carried out consecutively and will be delivered during the school summer holidays to keep disruption […]

Major resurfacing at Corfe Hill

Major resurfacing is planned on the B3190 at Corfe starting next week. Honiton Road at Corfe Hill needs repairing and will be resurfaced as part of Somerset County Council’s structural maintenance programme. Preparatory work starts on Monday 29 July ready for resurfacing to begin on 5 August. For this week of prep work the road […]