Tag Archives: A372

Major drainage upgrade on A372 at Aller

A major engineering scheme to upgrade drainage on the A372 at Aller starts next week. The section of Aller Road and High Street has been subject to issues with standing water and localised flooding in the past. This scheme will replace the whole drainage system along a 550m stretch of road, including new chambers, covers […]

Resurfacing to improve two key A roads in South Somerset

Updated 17/2 Major resurfacing schemes to improve two key A roads in South Somerset are due to get underway later this month. The A356 between Merriott and the A303 and the A372 Langport Road near Long Sutton are both showing signs of deterioration. Somerset County Council will be carrying out major engineering work to repair […]

New completion date expected for Beer Wall works

Somerset County Council’s flood prevention works at Beer Wall should be complete before the end of July, Somerset County Council has said today (Tuesday). The works, which are the second phase of a key scheme to protect the A372 and increase the capacity of the River Sowy, started in April and were due to be […]

Beer Wall flood defences taking shape

Major works to help reduce flooding on the Somerset Levels are continuing to progress with four huge concrete culverts now in place. The culverts, which are part of the second phase of works at Beer Wall, each measure an impressive 2 metres tall by 3 metres wide and will allow any future flood water to […]

Major flood prevention works start next week

Phase 2 of a major scheme to prevent flooding on the Somerset Levels is due to start on Tuesday (7 April). The works are being led by Somerset County Council and will see four new culverts installed under the A372 at Beer Wall, to the east of Langacre Rhyne, which runs alongside the River Sowy. […]

Christmas cheer as Beer Wall reopens

Local school children helped mark the end of the first phase of a key flood protection scheme for the Somerset Levels and Moors today. The youngsters from Othery and Middlezoy primary schools joined Councillor John Osman to officially reopen the A372 following the completion of stage one of works at Beer Wall. Today’s milestone follows […]

Bridging the gap at Beer Wall

A Somerset County Council-led flood protection scheme on the Somerset Levels reached a major milestone today with the installation of a 60-tonne bridge. Over the course of around three hours this morning, the 16m temporary bridge was lowered into place on the A372, spanning a gap that has been cut into the road at Beer […]

Beer Wall making a big impression

The first phase of a major flood protection scheme on the Somerset Levels is entering its final stages. The Beer Wall works, which are being carried out by Somerset County Council as part of the multi-agency Flood Action Plan, will see four large culverts installed under the A372 next to the Sowy. Despite the ambitious […]

Secretary of State on the road in Muchelney

The Secretary of State for Transport visited Somerset today for a first-hand lookat the road-raising scheme in Muchelney. Patrick McLoughlin visited the Levels and Moors with Somerset County Council Leader John Osman to find out how some of the Department for Transport’s money is being spent to reduce the likelihood and impact of flooding. At […]

Students get a lesson in flood protection

Geographers from Huish Episcopi Academy have been given a behind the scenes tour of one of the major flood protection schemes on the Somerset Levels. Around 30 Sixth Form students visited the Somerset County Council-led works that recently started on the A372 at Beer Wall. The Council’s contractor, Skanska, gave the visitors a detailed insight […]