Tag Archives: John Woodman

New bus service to connect Yeovil housing estate

A new bus service linking Yeovil’s Wyndham Park estate to the town centre will start operating next week. The half-hourly service has only been made possible by the construction of a new bus gate which links Sandlewood Close with Hudson Road to reduce journey times. This work, carried out by Somerset County Council, is now […]

Highway grass cutting season is underway

The 2018 roadside grass-cutting season is now underway with contractors in action across Somerset to help keep road users safe. As the highway authority, Somerset County Council cuts roadside verges to a minimum of one metre in width to preserve visibility at junctions and bends. This also helps the flow of water along road channels […]

Mini-roundabout trial in bid to keep traffic moving in Yeovil

A mini-roundabout will be installed on Preston Road in Yeovil next week as a trial while work on the Western Corridor scheme continues. The Western Corridor scheme is a multi-million pound package of improvements by Somerset County Council to increase the capacity of several junctions and upgrade links for pedestrians and cyclists. It will also […]

Disruptive and unauthorised roadworks lead to fines of £40,000

Two utility firms have been fined a total of £40,000 after pleading guilty to several offences relating to roadworks. Somerset County Council is responsible for managing the road network and prosecuted Vodafone and BT as part of its commitment to minimising disruption to the travelling public. Vodafone was fined £15,000 over works on the A358 […]

Footway improvements on A39 Bath Road at Bawdrip

Maintenance works along the A39 Bath Road near Bridgwater are due to start next week. The footways and kerbing along the stretch of road at Bawdrip, between the Crandon Bridge junction and the Knowle Inn, are showing signs of deterioration and are in need of resurfacing and repair. Work is due to start on Tuesday […]

Opening the gate for a new bus service for Yeovil housing estate

Work is due to start next week on a bus gate that will allow a new bus route to serve a Yeovil housing estate and provide links to other key destinations in the town. The bus gate will be built to link Sandlewood Close with Hudson Road and is essential for South West Coaches to […]

Utility firm fined over roadworks offences

A utility firm has been fined more than £3,000 after pleading guilty to three serious roadworks offences. Somerset County Council is responsible for managing the road network and prosecuted Wessex Water as part of its commitment to minimising disruption to the travelling public and keeping them safe. All three charges relate to the New Roads […]

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 […]

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. […]

Vital maintenance on A359 Strutters Hill

Vital maintenance on the A359 at Strutters Hill near Pitcombe is due to take place later this month. The section of road has embankments on each side with nets in place to catch any loose material which may otherwise fall into the road. Contractors will be removing vegetation, clearing debris from the nets, and replacing […]