Tag Archives: Harvey Siggs

Dunster works move into Phase 2

Major water and highway improvements in Dunster are moving into the second and final phase. The works, which started on Monday 5 January and are due to run until the end of March, require the closure of West Street, and were planned jointly by Wessex Water and Somerset County Council to minimise overall disruption as […]

Resurfacing work to go ahead

Work to resurface a main road into Taunton will take place later this month. The improvements on Kingston Road will require a road closure for up to three days and have been timed to take place during half term week (starting on 16 February) when the roads are quieter. Kingston Road was resurfaced last year […]

Essential maintenance on the A358

Vital work to repair and improve the A358 between Taunton and Ilminster is taking place next week. Somerset County Council’s highways team will be rebuilding and resurfacing the carriageway at West Hatch over a 10-day period starting on Monday 2 February. The work will take place at night (7pm-7am) to minimise disruption, and will use […]

From ice to wind and back – all in a week’s work for Highways teams

It’s been a busy week for Somerset County Council’s Highways teams with a variety of challenges caused by the weather. On Tuesday night, the team was in winter response mode, working through the night to grit around 900 miles of highway across the county as temperatures plummeted and snow fell on higher ground. Then the […]

Highways called to attend ‘exploded’ road

Highways engineers from Somerset County Council were quick to respond following reports that a road in South Somerset had ‘exploded’. The damage, thought to have been caused by a burst water pipe, blocked part of the carriageway of the A37 near Ilchester on Thursday (Jan 8). Highways were notified by a member of the public […]

Improvement works begin but Dunster is open for business

The main road through Dunster is now closed for major water and highway improvements – but the village remains open for business. Work began on Monday to replace ageing water mains and carry out several highway improvement schemes in the village. It has been planned jointly by Somerset County Council and Wessex Water to minimise […]

Major improvements in Dunster

Major water and highway improvements which will see a main road through Dunster closed to traffic for several weeks are due to start early next month. The works, which are scheduled to run from Monday 5 January until the end of March, have been planned jointly by Wessex Water and Somerset County Council to minimise […]

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 […]

Gritters give West Somerset roads a special dusting ahead of Dunster by Candelight

Gritters have been out in force again to give a special dusting to Dunster’s roads ahead of the town’s festive highlight, Dunster by Candelight. Somerset County Council’s Highways team started gritting the local network far earlier than usual to ensure roads are clear for visitors attending a highlight in the West Somerset calendar. Cllr Harvey […]

A New Bridge for Showground

The next phase of The Bridgwater Way is set to further improve connections from the South of Bridgwater to the town centre with a widened path and new bridge at Showground roundabout. Work will begin this week to widen the narrow bridge on Showground roundabout, which has been a long term issue for pedestrians, while […]