Tag Archives: drainage

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 […]

Improving drainage in Ilminster

**Update: 17/3/16** The major drainage improvement works on Station Road, between the A303 and Canal Way, are anticipated to be finished tomorrow (Friday 18/3), with the road closure lifted a week early. Unfortunately, an unrelated problem has been brought to our attention where a property near the Shrubbery Hotel is being flooded by a broken […]

Major improvements in Chard

Essential drainage works to help protect properties in Chard from the risk of future flooding are due to start next week. Work to upgrade the existing pipework and install additional gullies on the A358 Old Town and Church Street is due to start on Monday 7 September, and is programmed to take around eight weeks. […]

A371 reopens early

The main A371 near Bratton Seymour has now reopened after drainage improvements were completed a week ahead of schedule. The scheme, which should help reduce the risk of future flooding by upgrading drains and gullies, was due to take four weeks and started on Monday 10 August. Cllr David Fothergill, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member […]

Drainage improvements on main A371

**Update: 5 August*** The drainage works will now begin on Monday 10 August. The nearby carriageway resurfacing scheme in Bruton (Silver Street) is now due to be completed on Thursday 6 August due to unforeseen problems with material supplies. As both the resurfacing works at Silver Street, Bruton, and the drainage Works on the A371 […]

Drainage improvements set to begin

Major drainage improvements which were delayed by rebuilding work at the Beacon near Ilminster are due to finally go ahead next week. The work on the B3168 at Puckington is essential, and has been planned for some time, but had to be postponed last summer while the nearby Beacon was closed for nine months due […]

Beacon reopens in time for Christmas

A flood-damaged road near Ilminster which was closed to traffic for nearly ten months has now reopened – just in time for Christmas. Areas of the B3168 at The Beacon needed to be completely rebuilt by Somerset County Council after it suffered severe structural damage during extreme weather last winter. The extensive repairs included a […]

Repair work finishes early

A main road into Taunton is due to reopen later today after emergency repairs were completed ahead of schedule. Priorswood Road has been closed to traffic between Nerrols Farm Lane and Maidenbrook Lane since 28 July for repairs to collapsed culverts running under the road. However, the bulk of the work has now been completed […]