Tag Archives: engineering

Landslip repair work in running for major engineering award

An innovative scheme to stabilise a key Exmoor road after three major landslips has been shortlisted for a top engineering award. Somerset County Council faced a tricky challenge in late 2014 following two landslips on the A396 at Cutcombe Hill and Oaktrow Wood. There are few alternative routes in this remote part of West Somerset […]

Education and engineering improvements are top priority to make Somerset roads safer

Road safety experts are keeping education and engineering at the top of their agenda as they continue the fight to make Somerset’s roads safer.

Eight weeks’ work takes six nights thanks to innovation by Somerset County Council

Crucial roadworks that could have taken eight weeks to complete were done and dusted in six nights last week thanks to innovative engineering by Somerset County Council. Workers have drastically strengthened and improved over 600m of the A39 at Cossington through recycling 99% of the existing road material to rebuild the carriageway. By using this […]