Tag Archives: John Woodman

On-street parking patrols to resume

On-street parking patrols are due to restart in Somerset on Monday (1 June) following the easing of coronavirus restrictions. With more pupils returning to schools and some businesses starting to reopen, Somerset County Council’s civil enforcement officers will return to help keep roads clear and traffic moving. At first, they will serve penalty notices on […]

It’s now even easier to cycle in and around Bridgwater

Cycling in the Bridgwater area is about to get much easier – thanks to The Bridgwater Way’s brand-new journey planning tool! The Bridgwater Way has updated its popular digital cycle route map following feedback from the community and has now added a smart ‘journey planning function’ that allows users to plan a trip by bike […]

Cheddar Gorge road to close over bank holiday weekend

The road through Cheddar Gorge is to close again over the bank holiday weekend to deter potential breaches of coronavirus restrictions and ease local community concerns. The move follows the successful closure of the B3135 through the Gorge last weekend (1-4 May) in the wake of reports of drivers speeding along the route, vehicles travelling […]

Cheddar Gorge road to close this weekend

The road through Cheddar Gorge is to close this weekend in response to mounting concerns over safety and increasing breaches of coronavirus restrictions. Concerns of cars travelling at high speeds along the route, drivers travelling long distances to reach Cheddar Gorge and community concerns from people living in the area have led the police and […]

SCC fleet drivers go the extra mile to deliver vital service for the vulnerable

Somerset County Council’s fleet drivers are going the extra mile – and beyond – by helping some of the most vulnerable across the county. The fleet drivers, who usually provide a range of passenger transport services, are now part of the co-ordinated Coronavirus response.  They are carrying out key work taking patients with serious health […]

Start date confirmed for Toneway Creech Castle upgrade

A major road improvement scheme to upgrade the busy Toneway Creech Castle junction in Taunton will start next month. Somerset County Council has developed a design to reduce congestion and improve access to Taunton by increasing the capacity of the junction. The upgrade includes significantly enhanced facilities for pedestrians and cyclists, and is critical to […]

Prestigious innovation award for Squibbers Way project

The project team involved with designing and building Squibbers Way in Bridgwater has scooped a prestigious award for overcoming engineering challenges through innovation. Somerset County Council, in partnership with main contractor Whitemountain, won first place in the 2020 South West Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) Innovation Award. The project was also Highly Commended […]

Key milestone as new Junction 25 bridge beams lifted into place

  A multi-million pound project to upgrade M5 Junction 25 at Taunton reached a key milestone today with the lifting of the beams for a new 15.5m span bridge with a total width of 34m. The Blackbrook Bridge will provide a new arm onto the Junction 25 roundabout, helping ease congestion by increasing the capacity […]

Drainage scheme to tackle flooding near Taunton Station

Works to tackle an ongoing flooding issue near Taunton Station are starting on Monday. The road and pavement near the pedestrian crossing on Clifton Terrace has been prone to flooding in recent times. Somerset County Council investigations identified a collapsed drain deep under the road which requires extensive repairs under a temporary road closure. This […]

Toneway Creech Castle upgrade moves step closer

A major road improvement scheme to upgrade the busy Toneway Creech Castle junction in Taunton is on track to start this spring, following a decision taken today. Somerset County Council has developed a design over several years to reduce congestion and improve access to Taunton by increasing the capacity of the junction. The upgrade includes […]