Tag Archives: resurfacing

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 […]

Essential road repairs on the A30 near Crewkerne

Drivers are advised to plan ahead while essential road improvements take place in and around Crewkerne in the coming weeks. A section of the A30 Chard Road is showing signs of deterioration and will be fully resurfaced next week (23 to 27 July). This will be followed by three weeks of prep works and resurfacing […]

Essential resurfacing on main road into Bridgwater

Drivers are advised to plan ahead as a main road in Bridgwater is lined up for essential road improvements. A section of the A39 Bath Road between Bailey Street and College Way is showing signs of deterioration and will be fully resurfaced as part of Somerset County Council’s highways maintenance programme. Preparatory works, involving repairs […]

Major resurfacing on East Reach

Major resurfacing is planned on one of the main routes into Taunton next month. Sections of the A38 East Reach are showing signs of significant deterioration and will be resurfaced as part of Somerset County Council’s structural maintenance programme. Work starts on Monday 18 June will be carried out during off-peak hours (6.30pm to 11.30pm) […]

A361 to close for essential resurfacing

Drivers are advised to plan their journeys carefully when a busy road on the outskirts of Taunton is closed for essential maintenance later this month. A 1.7-mile section of the A361 near Durston between Walford Cross and the Sedgemoor border is showing signs of deterioration and will be fully resurfaced. Due to the narrow width […]

Overnight resurfacing on A39 near Chilton Polden

Major resurfacing works on a key route between Bridgwater and Street will take place next month. Around 620 metres of the A39 near Chilton Polden will be repaired, a stretch of road extending west from the eastern end of the Olive Mill restaurant car park. This scheme represents the fourth phase of significant highway maintenance […]

Resurfacing of main road in Shepton Mallet

One of the main routes through Shepton Mallet is set for essential highway maintenance works next month. Somerset County Council will be improving and resurfacing the A361 Fosse Lane as part of its long-term highway maintenance programme. This involves repairing the drainage system, removing the old road surface and reconstructing the carriageway using specialist equipment. […]

Resurfacing of key road in Martock

One of the main routes in Martock is set for essential maintenance works starting next week. Somerset County Council will be resurfacing and improving the B3165 North Street as part of its long-term maintenance programme. This involves removing the old surface of the road to an average depth of 100mm before laying a new material […]

Vital maintenance on main route into Chard

One of the main routes through Chard town centre is set for essential maintenance works later this month. Somerset County Council will be resurfacing and improving the A358 Furnham Road as part of its long-term maintenance programme. This involves removing the old surface of the road to an average depth of 50mm before laying a […]

Resurfacing the steepest A road in England

A challenging engineering scheme to resurface one of the steepest hills in the country is due to start next month. The A39 at Porlock Hill is reportedly the steepest A road in England and has a gradient of 1 in 4 (25 per cent) in places. As part of Somerset County Council’s planned maintenance programme, […]