Tag Archives: drainage

Drainage scheme to tackle flooding near Taunton Station

Works to tackle an ongoing flooding issue near Taunton Station are starting on Monday. The road and pavement near the pedestrian crossing on Clifton Terrace has been prone to flooding in recent times. Somerset County Council investigations identified a collapsed drain deep under the road which requires extensive repairs under a temporary road closure. This […]

Drainage improvements in Bruton

Improvements to the drainage system in Bruton town centre are taking place next week. Works on the High Street are scheduled to run from Monday 27 January to Friday 31 January and include reconstruction of three gullies and repairs to the underground pipework. Due to the need for deep excavations under the road it will […]

Planning ahead for next phase of drainage improvement scheme

The next phase of essential drainage improvements on the A378 at Mile Head is scheduled to take place early next month. A major scheme to improve drainage at this location has been taking place in phases over the past few years. The latest works will see a number of gullies repaired and a further 270 […]

Drainage upgrade on busy road near Bradford-on-Tone

UPDATE: 9/11/17 Somerset County Council is currently carrying out essential drainage repairs at Oake Road, with the works due to finish 4 days early on Monday 13¬†November. Unfortunately, one of the key bridges on the diversion route was recently damaged and is in need of urgent repair. The Council is taking advantage of the reduced […]

Vital drainage work at Dragon Cross

The next phase of essential drainage improvements on a key road in West Somerset is due to take place early next month. The A39 at Dragon Cross near Bilbrook has historically been affected by flooding with emergency closures in 2011/12 causing widespread problems and leaving some drivers stranded. Work to improve the pipework under the […]

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 […]

Planning ahead for major drainage work in Glastonbury

Important work to help reduce the risk of flooding in Glastonbury is being planned to take place this autumn. The drainage system which services Chilkwell Street, Coursing Batch and Bere Lane is showing the early signs of deterioration, with several sections broken or blocked. This limits the capacity of the system which increases the risk […]

Major drainage upgrade on A37 at Oakhill

A major engineering scheme to upgrade drainage and replace more than 1km of old pipe is due to take place on the A37 at Oakhill next month. The section of road between the Bath Road junction and Golf Links Lane junction has been subject to a number of minor repairs in recent times and the […]

A378 to close for essential flood prevention work

The A378 Langport Road will be closed for five weeks over the summer holidays for essential drainage improvements. The section of the road between Wrantage and Fivehead, known locally as Mile Hill, has been susceptible to flooding in recent times with surface water on the carriageway during times of bad weather. Work is due to […]

Planning ahead for rescheduled drainage scheme in Yeovil

A major engineering scheme in Yeovil which was rescheduled from before Christmas at the request of the community is now set to take place in the summer. Somerset County Council had been looking to take advantage of a gap between other schemes to carry out vital drainage improvement works on the A30 Sherborne Road in […]