Tag Archives: Beer Wall

Toast to the completion of the Beer Wall flood works

Somerset County Council and partners today toasted the formal finishing of the second stage of major flood protection works at Beer Wall. The four culverts, measuring 2 metres tall by 3 metres wide, installed under the A372 will allow water to pass under the road at times of severe flooding, as well as paving the […]

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 […]

Work begins on major flood protection schemes

Work has started on two key flood protection schemes on the Somerset Levels and Moors. The schemes on the A372 at Beer Wall and in Muchelney are being carried out as part of the 20 Year Flood Action Plan and should reduce the likelihood of flooding and minimise the impacts of any flooding that does […]