Tag Archives: Highways England

Council responds to second A358 consultation

Somerset County Council has published its draft response to a second consultation on plans to upgrade the A358. Highways England is currently consulting on a number of options for improvements to the key route between Taunton and Ilminster. In its role as the Highways Authority, the County Council has to give its response to the […]

Have your say on A358 upgrade

Somerset County Council is urging residents to take part in a second Highways England consultation on improvements to the A358. The supplementary consultation starts on Tuesday, 16 January, and will be seeking views on several options for the section between the M5 and the A358 at West Hatch. Lasting six weeks, the consultation closes on […]

Council welcomes progress on A303 upgrade

The progression of Government plans to upgrade the A303 has been welcomed by Somerset County Council. Highways England has today announced that Option 1 is the preferred route for a new dual carriageway between Sparkford and Ilchester. This option largely follows the route of the existing A303 and was the preferred route for 64 per […]

Council Welcomes New A358 Route Consultation

Somerset County Council welcomes Highway England’s decision for a second consultation on the proposed route of a new road connecting the A358 near West Hatch Lane with the M5 after listening to feedback. Highways England’s initial consultation ended on 16 July where Somerset County Council strongly reiterated its support for improvements to the A358/A303/A30 corridor, […]

Have your say on plans to upgrade the A358

Somerset residents are being urged to have their say on plans to upgrade the A358 between Ilminster and Taunton. Highways England announced today launched a public consultation on proposals to improve the route from the Southfields Roundabout to the M5 at Taunton. A spokesperson for Somerset County Council said: “The A358 is one of our […]

Still time to have your say on plans to upgrade Junction 25

Public events detailing plans for an £18m upgrade of Junction 25 of the M5 have now concluded – but you can still view the plans and have your say online. Hundreds of people turned out across two events at Ruishton and Taunton Library and spoke to officers about the scheme. Junction 25 is the main […]

£18m upgrade of M5 J25 moves a step closer

Ambitious plans to upgrade Junction 25 of the M5 will be going on display to the public next month. Junction 25 is the main access point to Taunton and also provides a critical link to the second strategic route into the South West – the A303 via the A358. Somerset County Council has been working […]