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Prestigious innovation award for Squibbers Way project

The project team involved with designing and building Squibbers Way in Bridgwater has scooped a prestigious award for overcoming engineering challenges through innovation. Somerset County Council, in partnership with main contractor Whitemountain, won first place in the 2020 South West Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) Innovation Award. The project was also Highly Commended […]

Essential resurfacing on key Bridgwater route

A vital engineering scheme to repair and resurface the A38 Taunton Road in Bridgwater is taking place early next year. The scheme will involve planing off the old road surface to a depth of up to 100mm and replacing with new materials. Due to the width of the road it will be necessary to close […]

Bridgwater’s new link road opens with spectacular squibbing display

📽️ Now that is how you open a road! 🎇 Big thanks to everyone who came out for the opening of #SquibbersWay in #Bridgwater last night – and particularly @BCarnival for the spectacular squibbing display 👊 Thought you might like this view 😉https://t.co/hXp6GAKxhY pic.twitter.com/GMG1H5Jn87 — Travel Somerset (@TravelSomerset) December 17, 2019 Bridgwater’s Squibbers Way is […]

New date for Squibbers Way opening

An event to celebrate the opening of Bridgwater’s new Squibbers Way has been rescheduled to avoid clashing with the General Election. Somerset County Council is working with main contractor Whitemountain and Bridgwater Carnival to organise a spectacular mini squibbing display to mark the opening of the new link road. This was due to take place […]

Squibbers Way opening plan confirmed

A sparkling event is being planned to celebrate the opening of Bridgwater’s new Squibbers Way in early December. Squibbers Way is the new £18.4m road linking Marsh Lane to Parrett Way and was named by the people of Bridgwater following a public vote. The project was previously referred to as the Colley Lane Southern Access […]

County Council welcomes news of first ships docking at Hinkley Point C

Councillor John Woodman has welcomed this week’s announcement from EDF Energy, saying the new jetty will have a positive impact on Hinkley Point C construction traffic. EDF Energy this week announced that Hinkley Point C’s temporary jetty has become operational, and will allow delivery by sea of the majority of materials for concrete production. Today […]

And the winner is… Squibbers Way

Bridgwater’s bright sparks have now chosen a name for the town’s new link road – Squibbers Way. Somerset County Council asked the people of Bridgwater to help find a permanent name for the Colley Lane Southern Access Road (CLSAR). This attracted more than 250 unique nominations which were whittled down to a shortlist of six […]

Chamber checks out Colley Lane

Somerset’s Chamber of Commerce has been casting an eye over the latest piece in Bridgwater’s transport puzzle. Chamber Chief Executive, Stephen Henagulph, braved the elements this week to take a look at progress on the Colley Lane Southern Access Road. The scheme is an example of Council’s ongoing commitment to investing in and successfully delivering […]

Bridgwater goes that extra ‘35,000’ miles

  People across Bridgwater have been using the BetterPoints app through The Bridgwater Way programme to travel more actively; earning rewards and enjoying the health benefits of walking and cycling. So popular has it been, that users have now racked up over 35,000 miles of activity since January by walking and cycling in the Bridgwater […]

Safety schemes set to be delivered in Bridgwater

A number of safety schemes are due to be delivered at the end of July on Taunton Road focusing on three junctions; Wills Road, Elmwood Avenue and Rhode Lane to improve crossing facilities in the area. The schemes are being carried out consecutively and will be delivered during the school summer holidays to keep disruption […]