Category transport

Concessionary travel update

Restrictions on the use of Concessionary Bus Passes in Somerset will return to normal from Monday 6 September. As bus services in Somerset return to pre-Covid-19 levels and with students returning to schools and colleges, Concessionary Bus Pass holders will no longer be able to travel free of charge on local routes before 9.30am. The […]

Park and ride for free as Toneway Creech Castle upgrade gets underway

Taunton’s park and ride service will be made free of charge as part of a special initiative to encourage use of the park and ride service and, minimise disruption during a major upgrade of the Creech Castle junction. The £8.3m project was deferred last year because of the pandemic, now work is about to begin […]

Have your say on proposed A38 improvements

Joint news release by Somerset County Council and North Somerset Council: Proposals to make improvements to one of Somerset’s key roads which links the M5 through the county are being shared with the public. Somerset County Council and North Somerset Council are working in partnership on a number of proposed schemes on the A38 between […]

Recognition of excellence for J25 contractor

The contractor delivering a flagship £19m project for Somerset County Council has scored top marks in a national initiative aimed at ensuring  safe, clean, and considerate working. Alun Griffiths, which is delivering Taunton’s M5 Junction 25 improvements, scored 43 out of a possible 50 in the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) and was awarded a certificate […]

Be ready for East Street opening

Shoppers and pedestrians using Taunton’s East Street are being reminded that from next week the temporary closure will be reopened to two-way traffic. Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport is asking people using East Street to be aware that from early Monday morning, 24 May, two-way traffic will be flowing through again, […]

Council takes action against anti-social driving

A temporary one-way system has been introduced on a Taunton road by Somerset County Council’s Highways Team after residents expressed concerns about driver behaviour. Essential work is currently being carried out by a developer in Monkton Heathfield to link the A3259 Western Relief Road to the main road network. A section of road is currently […]

Night resurfacing at key junction

Somerset County Council’s Highways Team is carrying out resurfacing work at an important Taunton junction over five evenings. The A3065 at the Silk Mills Road, Mountway Road and Bishop’s Hull Hill Road junction is in need of urgent repair and the team will be carrying out the work from Monday 26 April to Friday 30 […]

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 […]