Tag Archives: John Woodman

Essential resurfacing schemes in Taunton

Drivers are reminded of two key road resurfacing schemes coming up in Taunton later this month. Essential works to resurface the A358 Hankridge Roundabout and Admiralty Way / Creechbarrow Way were announced earlier this year as part of a major package of investment in Somerset’s roads. Works at the Hankridge Roundabout require phased road closures […]

Trees relocated as work begins on vital upgrade of Taunton’s Junction 25

A multi-million pound scheme to upgrade the busy M5 Junction 25 roundabout at Taunton is now underway with hundreds of trees relocated to a nearby conservation area. Representatives from Somerset County Council were joined by principal contractors Alun Griffiths, funding partners and others on site today to mark the start of advance site clearance works. […]

Junction 25 upgrade – community drop-in events

Members of the public and local businesses are invited to meet the team behind the M5 Junction 25 improvements and see the plans in more detail at two community drop-in events. Somerset County Council has developed a scheme to increase the capacity of this vital Taunton link to improve traffic flow, ease peak hour congestion […]

New Yeovil ‘throughabout’ opening next week

Somerset’s first ‘throughabout’ will be opening in Yeovil next week as the Western Corridor improvement scheme passes another key milestone. The Western Corridor scheme is a multi-million pound package of improvements by Somerset County Council to increase the capacity of several junctions, reduce congestion and upgrade links for pedestrians and cyclists. It aims to accommodate […]

Another new bridge for Bridgwater

Bridgwater has another new bridge following the installation of a new 30-metre structure over the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal. The Crossways Bridge is the latest section of the new Colley Lane Southern Access Road which will link Marsh Lane to Parrett Way and help ease congestion along Taunton Road and Broadway. Somerset County Council’s contractor […]

Investing millions to improve Somerset’s roads

Millions of pounds will be invested to repair and improve roads across Somerset during the first part of 2019. Somerset County Council is planning a number of major and minor maintenance schemes this quarter, thanks in part to the £9.98m one-off pot of money for road repairs announced by the Department for Transport late last […]

Road closure gates ready for use in case of flooding this winter

Emergency road closure gates on the Somerset Levels are ready to protect drivers from flood water if required this winter. Following the severe Somerset floods of 2014, permanent gates were installed at four locations at risk of flooding to help stop vehicles potentially getting stranded. The gates can be found at Cutts Road (East Lyng […]

Taunton town centre repairs to start in new year

Major works to repair and improve pedestrian areas and pavements in Taunton town centre will take place in the new year. Somerset County Council and Taunton Deane Borough Council are jointly funding the scheme which will include the High Street, Bridge Street, Station Road, East Reach and Hammet Street. Councillor John Woodman, Cabinet Member for […]

Yeovil Western Corridor scheme progressing well with Lysander junction next for switch-on

Another key section of the Yeovil Western Corridor improvement scheme is due for completion before Christmas – months earlier than previously advertised. The Western Corridor scheme is a multi-million pound package of improvements by Somerset County Council to increase the capacity of several junctions, reduce congestion and upgrade links for pedestrians and cyclists. It takes […]

Extra time to have your say on plans to upgrade Taunton’s Creech Castle junction

A consultation on plans to upgrade the busy Creech Castle junction in Taunton has been extended – with an extra public drop-in event arranged so people can see the designs. Somerset County Council has secured external funding and is developing a junction improvement scheme to ensure Taunton’s transport network can cope with planned future development. […]