Tag Archives: Highways

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 […]

Major drainage upgrade in North Curry

A major engineering scheme to upgrade drainage and reduce the flood risk in North Curry is being planned to take place after Christmas. The main road through the village has historically suffered from flooding during times of heavy rain. Extensive surveying works have identified sections of damaged culvert near Stoke Road and an undersized system […]

Advance warning of A30 Sherborne Road resurfacing

The next phase of vital improvements on a key road in Yeovil are due to take place early next year. A major drainage upgrade was carried out on the A30 Sherborne Road back in July to tackle the underlying structural issues which had led to problems with cracking and potholes. This work was a success […]

Winter is coming… and our highways team is ready

Winter is coming – and Somerset County Council’s highways team is ready with 7,000 tonnes of grit and seven new gritters. Salt barns across Somerset are now fully stocked and the fleet of 23 gritters is on standby to treat 900 miles of road every time ice is expected. Cllr John Woodman, Somerset County Council’s […]

Enter the dragon (patcher)

A fire-breathing ‘dragon’ is the latest weapon being used to slay potholes in Somerset. Somerset County Council and its highways contractor Skanska are committed to using new equipment and techniques to reduce costs and improve services. The dragon patcher – so called because it uses flames to dry and heat the road surface – is […]