Tag Archives: Highways

Colley Lane plans taking shape

Construction of a new multi-million pound link road in Bridgwater is set to start in early April following the signing of a key contract. The £18.4m Colley Lane Southern Access Road (CLSAR) plans include two new bridges, 840 metres of carriageway and new cycle and footways. The scheme will help ease congestion along Taunton Road […]

Green light for £18m upgrade of M5 Junction 25

Multi-million pound plans to upgrade Junction 25 of the M5 have moved a step closer following today’s decision to grant planning permission. Junction 25 is the main access point to Taunton and also provides a critical link to the second strategic route into the South West – via the A358 and A303. Somerset County Council […]

True grit shown in highways response

The highways network in Somerset is returning to normal after some of the worst winter weather experienced in the county for years. Highways teams using snowploughs, blowers, diggers and gritters worked 24/7 from midnight on Wednesday through the weekend to keep main roads clear of snow and ice. Gritting crews covered more than 14,000 miles […]

Highways teams ready for the ‘Beast from the East’

Highways teams are gearing up for a very busy week as the ‘Beast from the East’ potentially brings Siberian weather and hazardous driving conditions to Somerset. Drivers are advised to plan ahead and take precautions with temperatures set to stay close to freezing all week and Met Office warnings in place for snow and ice. […]

A361 to close for essential resurfacing

Drivers are advised to plan their journeys carefully when a busy road on the outskirts of Taunton is closed for essential maintenance later this month. A 1.7-mile section of the A361 near Durston between Walford Cross and the Sedgemoor border is showing signs of deterioration and will be fully resurfaced. Due to the narrow width […]

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 […]

A39 at Walton closed for resurfacing next week

Drivers are reminded that a key route between Bridgwater and Street will be closed next week for major resurfacing works. The essential work on the A39 Main Street at Walton is the latest phase of significant highway maintenance investment along the A39 corridor in recent times. Works start at approximately 7am on Monday 5 February […]

Major resurfacing work on key A road near Taunton

A major engineering scheme to resurface a busy road near Durston on the outskirts of Taunton is being planned for next year. A 1.7-mile section of the A361 from Walford Cross to the Sedgemoor border is showing signs of deterioration and was put forward for surface dressing earlier in the year. However, it was decided […]

New cycleway open in Cannington

Cyclists and pedestrians received a boost yesterday (Monday 11 December) when a new footway/cycleway officially opened which links Cannington to Sandford Corner. Cllr David Hall, Cabinet Member for Resources & Economic Development at Somerset County Council and guests celebrated the opening of a new 1.2KM (0.75 miles) footway/ cycleway alongside the A39 between Cannington and […]

Colley Lane decision taken this month

A decision on the long-awaited £18.4m Colley Lane Southern Access Road in Bridgwater will be considered when Somerset County Council’s Cabinet meet later this month. Cabinet will meet on 13 December to decide whether to award the contract for the Colley Lane Southern Access Road (CLSAR) scheme to be built. If approved, the new route […]