Tag Archives: John Woodman

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 […]

City centre street set for resurfacing

Major improvements on a busy road in Wells city centre are being planned to take place next month. The B3139 The Liberty and Tor Street are showing signs of deterioration and have been subject to an increasing number of minor repairs in recent months. The planned scheme will involve removal of the old road surface, […]

Essential resurfacing on A372 at Huish Episcopi

A busy road in Huish Episcopi will be closed for essential resurfacing works next month. The A372 at Ducks Hill is showing signs of deterioration and Somerset County Council is planning extensive repairs along the key route. The scheme is split into phases with prep works, including drainage works, taking place from Monday 3 February […]

Planning ahead for next phase of drainage improvement scheme

The next phase of essential drainage improvements on the A378 at Mile Head is scheduled to take place early next month. A major scheme to improve drainage at this location has been taking place in phases over the past few years. The latest works will see a number of gullies repaired and a further 270 […]

Road signs and grit bins targeted in rural vandalism spree

Historic fingerpost signs recently restored by volunteers are among the victims of recent rural vandalism in Somerset. A number of other road signs, traffic cones and grit bins have also been targeted. With the cost of repairs ultimately falling on taxpayers, Somerset County Council is urging anyone with information about the crimes to report it […]

Stoke Road closure for vital repairs

Important work to repair a key road on the Somerset Levels is planned to take place later this month. Stoke Road, which runs between Stoke St Gregory and North Curry, will be closed for surface dressing prep works. This involves filling potholes and localised patch repairs ready for the road to be fully surface dressed […]