Tag Archives: A361

A361 to close for essential resurfacing

Drivers are advised to plan their journeys carefully when a busy road on the outskirts of Taunton is closed for essential maintenance later this month. A 1.7-mile section of the A361 near Durston between Walford Cross and the Sedgemoor border is showing signs of deterioration and will be fully resurfaced. Due to the narrow width […]

Major resurfacing work on key A road near Taunton

A major engineering scheme to resurface a busy road near Durston on the outskirts of Taunton is being planned for next year. A 1.7-mile section of the A361 from Walford Cross to the Sedgemoor border is showing signs of deterioration and was put forward for surface dressing earlier in the year. However, it was decided […]

Planning ahead for major drainage work in Glastonbury

Important work to help reduce the risk of flooding in Glastonbury is being planned to take place this autumn. The drainage system which services Chilkwell Street, Coursing Batch and Bere Lane is showing the early signs of deterioration, with several sections broken or blocked. This limits the capacity of the system which increases the risk […]

Resurfacing of main road in Shepton Mallet

One of the main routes through Shepton Mallet is set for essential highway maintenance works next month. Somerset County Council will be improving and resurfacing the A361 Fosse Lane as part of its long-term highway maintenance programme. This involves repairing the drainage system, removing the old road surface and reconstructing the carriageway using specialist equipment. […]

Flood relief plans move step closer

Plans to help prevent significant flooding in parts of Somerset and improve the county’s roads moved a step closer this week after a key decision. Proposals totalling more than £20m were rubber-stamped by Cllr Harvey Siggs, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet member for Highways, on Monday (May 12). The schemes, which are all subject to feasibility […]

How the money will be spent to help prevent future flooding

The Projects Funding from the £10m levels and moors highways funds will be allocated to the following projects: Approximately £1m has already been used to clear-up the area and make the roads safe to use following floods. We are seeking to claim some of this back through a separate government fund (The Bellwin Fund). £75k […]

£20m of proposals to help prevent significant flooding in future unveiled

Proposals totalling more than £20m promising to help prevent significant flooding in the Levels and improve the county’s roads were unveiled by Somerset County Council today. And in a news conference this morning, it was revealed that some of the biggest schemes could be started and finished this year – before further winter floods. The […]

A361 to reopen later today

The A361 between East Lyng and Burrowbridge is set to reopen later today after an inspection by Somerset County Council’s Highways officers. The road has been closed since December 31 due to flooding but has been given the all-clear to reopen from 5pm today (March 14). There is still some water on a short stretch […]