Category transport

Evening resurfacing work on A358

Somerset County Council’s Highways team needs to carry out urgent resurfacing work on the A358 at Hatch Beauchamp next week. The Council’s contractor will be working on a stretch of the road from the Ilminster Road junction to the Langport Road junction from next Wednesday, 16 March for 13 nights until 1 April. The road […]

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 […]

Council continues to cut the carbon on third anniversary of Climate Emergency declaration 

Somerset County Council has taken significant steps in reducing its carbon output since declaring a climate emergency three years ago this month.  The Council was recently recognised by Climate Emergency UK as the top county council in the UK when it comes to taking a lead on climate change, and is taking action to ensure […]

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 […]

Somerset leads the way on climate action

Somerset County Council has been ranked as the top county council in the UK when it comes to taking a lead on climate change. Climate Emergency UK has ranked all 409 local authorities, scoring them against nine categories, including how well councils’ plans would mitigate the impact of climate change locally, whether the climate and […]

Reporting a problem on the road is now a ‘hole’ lot easier

Alerting Somerset County Council to potholes or a host of other problems on the road is now easier and quicker – and now you can track its progress after you’ve reported it. Gone is the need to make phone calls or send emails – thanks to a new upgraded online system with an improved interactive […]

‘Tis the season to be gritting…

As days become shorter and nights chillier, Somerset County Council’s fleet of 23 gritters is ready to be mobilised as soon as the temperature drops below zero in coming months.

Project is a real boost for town’s economy

A vital scheme to link Taunton’s Firepool development and new station car park to the town’s road network with cycling provision has moved a step closer. Somerset County Council, Somerset West and Taunton Council, Great Western Railway and Network Rail are working together to deliver a new junction access from Trenchard Way to the crucial […]

Rowbarton switch-on signals green light for next chapter in £11.6m programme

New traffic signals installed in Taunton’s Rowbarton area as part of a multi-million pound county-wide package are now operational. Work to carry out a major upgrade of 40-year-old signals at key junctions and pedestrian crossings commenced in the spring.The Council’s contractor Griffiths removed the old equipment and replaced it with new state-of-the-art traffic signals, including […]

Multi-million pound transport schemes net Government funding

Major improvements to the A38 northern corridor heading into Bridgwater are a step closer today after Government approved a £10 million funding bid.   Money from the Treasury’s Levelling Up fund will help pay for more than £3.4 million worth of cycling and walking infrastructure along the entire corridor as well as a remodelled Dunball […]