Category transport

A361 set for urgent drainage and repair work

Essential drainage and repair works are being undertaken next month on the A361 between Glastonbury and Shepton Mallet. The scheme near Havyatt, just outside Glastonbury, will include repairs to the existing drainage system and installation of some additional gullies, raised kerbs and patching to prevent flooding to property. Work commences 13 February and is expected […]

A361 reopens after clear-up operation as flood is reduced

The A361 across the Somerset Levels has now reopened after a successful clear-up operation following recent flooding. A significant stretch of the road had been flooded since last week with emergency road closure gates at Burrowbridge and East Lyng locked shut to keep people safe. This afternoon (24 Jan) the gates have been reopened and […]

Evening bus services get underway

Evening bus services on some key routes in Somerset begin running from next week (30 January 2023). Somerset County Council is subsidising evening services from Monday to Saturday connecting Taunton with the towns of Minehead, Bridgwater, Wellington and Chard after 8pm and running to at least 10.30pm. Currently most of the services stop between 8-8.30pm. […]

£11.6m traffic signals programme turns to busy Bridgwater Junction

Work to renew traffic lights and crossings across Somerset as part of a multi-million package returns to Bridgwater later this month. The Somerset County Council scheme, which is a key component in the town’s Celebration Mile project, will see major upgrades to traffic signals at the Broadway/St John’s Street junction as well as the zebra […]

Green light for new junction serving Firepool site and railway station

An important scheme to link Taunton’s Firepool Development and new railway station car park to the town’s road network with cycling provision is set to commence early next year. 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 […]

A39 in Walton set for overnight resurfacing

Vital night-time maintenance of a key county route linking Bridgwater and the M5 with Wells and Glastonbury is scheduled to take place next month. Somerset County Council’s Highways team will be carrying out resurfacing of the A39 in Walton between 21 November and 2 December. The work is being carried out at night to minimise […]

Council steps in to save crucial bus services

Somerset County Council is funding vital replacement services on two key routes in the county due to be withdrawn by the operator. First West of England announced in the summer it was discontinuing the 126 service from Wells to Weston-super-Mare and evening services on Monday to Friday on the D2 between Bath and Frome from […]

Resurfacing and drainage work for Taunton’s busy A38 Wellington Road

Somerset County Council is carrying out significant repairs to one of Taunton’s major thoroughfares next month. The Council’s Highways Team has identified the need for resurfacing and drainage works on the A38 Wellington Road, including Compass Hill. There will be two programmes of work – first from 3 October to 7 October, the team will […]

Discounted fare set to be introduced on Park and Ride

A new £1 bus fare becomes effective on Taunton’s Park and Ride service from the beginning of September to coincide with the expected reopening of the Toneway junction. The service will cost just £1 for a single and £2 for a return from Monday 5 September in line with a new fare structure to be […]

Council steps in to save crucial bus service

Somerset County Council has provided a lifeline for bus users in Frome by stepping in to run an under-threat bus route with its own fleet. The number 30 bus service which connects communities around Frome was set to end on Saturday (20 August) when the current commercial operator confirmed it could no longer operate the […]