Category transport

A358 closure needed for vital repairs

Emergency repairs need to be carried out on a damaged embankment next to one of Somerset’s key roads which is posing a hazard to road users. Somerset County Council’s Highways Team needs to correct some severe erosion to the embankment running alongside the A358 near Combe Florey. In order to carry this out, the road […]

New road is a key milestone for Junction 25

A multi-million project to upgrade Taunton’s M5 Junction 25 has taken a big step forward with the opening of an important new link road serving the town and motorway. The Nexus link road is the next key stage in the £19.2m improvement of Junction 25, which when finished next summer will deliver significantly increased capacity.  […]

Junction 25: New road layout for A358

Motorists heading towards Taunton’s M5 Junction 25 will be using a new road layout from next week marking a big step forward in a major project to improve the junction. The £19m scheme to upgrade Junction 25 and increase capacity is progressing well and is due to complete in the summer. The scheme includes an […]

Flood prevention work on Somerset road

Urgent flood prevention works are scheduled to take place on the A3088 Cartgate Link Road near Yeovil next week. Somerset County Council’s Highways Team has identified a seepage through the carriageway, which has led to flooding during heavy rain. If surface water freezes, the driving conditions would be extremely hazardous on this busy road. The […]

Return of Taunton Gateway Park & Ride

Taunton’s Park & Ride service will be back up and running from the Taunton Gateway site next week. From Monday, November 2, the Park & Ride service will be running every 15 minutes on weekdays between 6.40am and 7.30pm, meaning the buses will once again connect passengers from Taunton Gateway to the town centre and […]

Key works at busy Yeovil junction

Important surface repair works to a busy Yeovil junction begin later this month. The essential repairs work on the A30 Sherborne Road centres on the junction with Lyde Road and is scheduled to run from Monday 26 October to Friday 6 November 2020. The work involves minor patch repairs and manhole repairs. All efforts have […]

County Ticket suspended due to coronavirus

Somerset’s County Ticket student travel scheme has been suspended for the next academic year due to the continuing impact of coronavirus. Until the pandemic, students over the age of 16 could buy an annual County Ticket to use on public transport. But, as social distancing measures are likely to continue on public transport, and with […]

SCC fleet drivers go the extra mile to deliver vital service for the vulnerable

Somerset County Council’s fleet drivers are going the extra mile – and beyond – by helping some of the most vulnerable across the county. The fleet drivers, who usually provide a range of passenger transport services, are now part of the co-ordinated Coronavirus response.  They are carrying out key work taking patients with serious health […]

Extra funding to improve public transport links in rural Somerset

Extra funding to tackle rural isolation by improving public transport links across Somerset has been agreed by councillors. Somerset County Council has today committed investment of £2m over the next three years to provide better access to bus services for residents living in rural areas. The additional money will fund three new Slinky buses and […]

Local Community comes together to make our streets safer

Local Community comes together to make our streets safer The Bridgwater Way has been busy working with people who live in Stockmoor and Wilstock Village to help make their streets safer. Together they created a “Community Street Audit” with the aim of seeing how local people viewed the quality of streets and open spaces in […]