Tag Archives: Bridgwater

Double boost for Special Needs Education

Education for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) in Somerset received two major boosts this week. The Department for Education (DfE) has given it’s backing to the County Council’s free school bid for a new special school in South Somerset and the authority’s Cabinet has agreed to appoint a contractor to build the new special […]

Another new bridge for Bridgwater

Bridgwater has another new bridge following the installation of a new 30-metre structure over the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal. The Crossways Bridge is the latest section of the new Colley Lane Southern Access Road which will link Marsh Lane to Parrett Way and help ease congestion along Taunton Road and Broadway. Somerset County Council’s contractor […]

Key milestone as new bridge beams lifted into place

A multi-million pound project to build a much-needed link road in Bridgwater reached a key milestone today with the lifting of the beams for a new 52-metre steel bridge. The Somerset Bridge will carry the new Colley Lane Southern Access Road over the River Parrett and will be the longest single-span bridge in Somerset – […]

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 […]

How the Colley Lane Southern Access Road is already benefiting the community

The construction of a new link road in Bridgwater is also helping benefit good causes in the area. Whitemountain, a construction company which is part of the Breedon Group, is Somerset County Council’s principal contractor for the £18.4m Colley Lane Southern Access Road (CLSAR) infrastructure project. As part of its tender bid for this work, […]

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 […]

Find out more about the Colley Lane Southern Access Road

Construction of a new multi-million pound link road in Bridgwater is now underway – and residents are invited to two drop-in events next week to meet the contractor and find out more. The £18.4m Colley Lane Southern Access Road (CLSAR) plans include two new bridges, 840 metres of carriageway and new cycle and footways. The […]

Cash boost for vital infrastructure moves step closer

Local authorities in Somerset have welcomed news that the first step of an ambitious bid for government cash to improve local infrastructure has been successful. Today’s announcement from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government means Somerset County Council’s application for ‘forward funding’ under the Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) will progress to the next […]

Colley Lane plans taking shape

Construction of a new multi-million pound link road in Bridgwater is set to start in early April following the signing of a key contract. The £18.4m Colley Lane Southern Access Road (CLSAR) plans include two new bridges, 840 metres of carriageway and new cycle and footways. The scheme will help ease congestion along Taunton Road […]

A39 at Walton closed for resurfacing next week

Drivers are reminded that a key route between Bridgwater and Street will be closed next week for major resurfacing works. The essential work on the A39 Main Street at Walton is the latest phase of significant highway maintenance investment along the A39 corridor in recent times. Works start at approximately 7am on Monday 5 February […]