Tag Archives: repairs

Highways called to attend ‘exploded’ road

Highways engineers from Somerset County Council were quick to respond following reports that a road in South Somerset had ‘exploded’. The damage, thought to have been caused by a burst water pipe, blocked part of the carriageway of the A37 near Ilchester on Thursday (Jan 8). Highways were notified by a member of the public […]

Green light for junction repairs

Vital works to repair faulty traffic lights along East Reach in Taunton are due to take place later this month. The lights at the junction of Victoria Gate and Victoria Street are currently running a green phase even if there are no vehicles waiting to exit on to East Reach. This can cause unnecessary delays […]

Urgent repairs to damaged culverts

Urgent repairs to damaged culverts running under a main road into Taunton are to be carried out next week. Somerset County Council Highways engineers were working to repair the road edge along Priorswood Road when they noticed that one culvert had partially collapsed, while a second culvert was also blocked and damaged. Work to make […]

£12.3m boost for flood-hit roads

Somerset County Council has welcomed news of a £12.3 million boost for the county’s flood-hit roads The Council made a bid to Government for a share of £183.5m set aside for road repairs, and has been awarded £12,335,841 – the largest share for any council in the South West. The money will be used for […]