Tag Archives: drainage

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 […]

Major Yeovil drainage scheme on hold to avoid run-up to Christmas

A major drainage scheme proposed to take place in Yeovil before Christmas has been put on hold following discussions with the community and local business groups. Somerset County Council had been considering taking advantage of a window of opportunity between other schemes to carry out drainage improvements on Sherborne Road in November. Work would have […]

Major drainage improvements completed early

A main road near Stratton-on-the-Fosse has now reopened after improvements to the drainage system finished early. The A367 Bath Road at Nettlebridge reopened last night ahead of schedule after major work to upgrade drains, pipes and culverts under the road. Cllr David Fothergill, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “This was vital work […]

A367 to close for drainage improvements

A main road near Stratton-on-the-Fosse will close next month for improvements to the drainage system. The A367 Bath Road will be closed from Monday 12 September for four weeks to upgrade the drains, pipes and culverts. Due to the nature of this work with deep excavations in the highway, the closure will need to be […]