Tag Archives: A38

Overnight road closures for remedial works at Taunton Road Broadway

The A38 Taunton Road / A39 Broadway junction will be closed overnight for five nights from Monday 17 September to Friday 21 September from 7pm until 7am. This is for EDF Energy to carry out remedial works to the junction including kerbing, white lining and resurfacing works. Traffic will be restricted overnight as per the […]

Essential resurfacing on main road into Bridgwater

Drivers are advised to plan ahead as a main road in Bridgwater is lined up for essential road improvements. A section of the A39 Bath Road between Bailey Street and College Way is showing signs of deterioration and will be fully resurfaced as part of Somerset County Council’s highways maintenance programme. Preparatory works, involving repairs […]

Monkton Heathfield bus gate work nearing completion

Major developer works to install a new bus gate and improve pedestrian facilities in Monkton Heathfield are nearing completion. The bus gate on Bridgwater Road and improvements to the Milton Hill junction form a key part of the development masterplan for the area and have been funded and delivered by developers Persimmon. The bus gate […]

Next phase of road improvements for Monkton Heathfield

The next phase of major development in Monkton Heathfield is due to start next month with the installation of a new bus gate. Plans for new homes, a new local centre and the relocation of West Monkton Primary School were approved by the Planning Inspector back in 2008 and included a legal agreement for the […]

Resurfacing of key route in Taunton

A vital scheme to repair and resurface the busy A38 through Taunton has been confirmed to start later this month. Somerset County Council will be carrying out essential maintenance on the stretch of road between Shuttern and Mansfield Road between Monday 30 January and Friday 10 February. In order to keep disruption to a minimum, the […]

Vital repairs on the Axbridge Bypass

Vital repairs on the A371 Axbridge Bypass are due to take place next week. Somerset County Council will be strengthening and resurfacing the A371 where it meets the A38, using high skid resistance material to improve safety on the approach to the junction. This work has been co-ordinated to take place before Bristol Water starts […]

New bypass in Somerset now open

A new £7.2 million bypass in Taunton, Somerset has opened this week. The new ‘Eastern Relief Road’ near to Monkton Heathfield has taken three years to construct and is the first phase of a project aimed at easing congestion in the community, in particular along the A38 in the Monkton Heathfield area, where thousands of […]

Work to begin on A38 North Petherton to Bridgwater walking and cycling route

The long-awaited walking and cycling route from North Petherton to Bridgwater gets underway next week. Currently, no footway or only a narrow footway exists for much of the way. Responding to the needs of residents, the route will be widened to incorporate an effective link for walkers and cyclists between North Petherton and Bridgwater. Once […]

Highways quick to clear road blocked by trees

Somerset County Council’s highways teams were kept busy this week when high winds and rain caused several trees to fall onto roads. Tree surgeons were quickly on the scene at around noon on Thursday when two large trees blew over and blocked the A38 White Ball Hill at Sampford Arundel near Wellington. The first was […]

A38 Wellington Relief Road now reopen

  The A38 Wellington Relief Road has now reopened following emergency repairs by Somerset County Council Highways. The road was closed on Tuesday afternoon after a major diesel spill from a fuel tanker damaged a quarter of a mile section between Hoyles Road and Swains Lane. Work on another road in the County was postponed […]