Category transport

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Shuttle bus boost for vaccinations

A free Somerset County Council Taunton town centre shuttle service has been launched to get people straight to their vital vaccination slot. The Covid vaccination shuttle bus service starts today, Monday 1 March, following feedback, and will run every 30 minutes from Castle Way in Taunton town centre to Taunton Racecourse – one of Somerset’s […]