Tag Archives: resurfacing

Busy A39/A361 junction set for revamp

A key junction where the busy A39 meets the A361 near Ashcott is in line for essential improvements next month. The A39 will be fully resurfaced from the Normans Lane junction to just past the Pipers Inn car park, including the junction with the A361. A specialist high friction road surface and improved road markings […]

Resurfacing to improve two key A roads in South Somerset

Updated 17/2 Major resurfacing schemes to improve two key A roads in South Somerset are due to get underway later this month. The A356 between Merriott and the A303 and the A372 Langport Road near Long Sutton are both showing signs of deterioration. Somerset County Council will be carrying out major engineering work to repair […]

New road deal pledges fewer potholes and more local jobs

Fewer potholes, more work for local businesses and more satisfied communities are among the goals of a new multi-million pound highways contract for Somerset signed today. Somerset County Council and Skanska have agreed a deal for highways maintenance in the county which will run from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2024, with the option […]

Resurfacing of key route in Taunton

A vital scheme to repair and resurface the busy A38 through Taunton has been confirmed to start later this month. Somerset County Council will be carrying out essential maintenance on the stretch of road between Shuttern and Mansfield Road between Monday 30 January and Friday 10 February. In order to keep disruption to a minimum, the […]

Vital repairs on the Axbridge Bypass

Vital repairs on the A371 Axbridge Bypass are due to take place next week. Somerset County Council will be strengthening and resurfacing the A371 where it meets the A38, using high skid resistance material to improve safety on the approach to the junction. This work has been co-ordinated to take place before Bristol Water starts […]

Main A39 to close for major engineering scheme

Live updates on this scheme at http://www.travelsomerset.co.uk/A39  Teams will be working 24 hours a day and using innovative engineering methods next week when the main road between Street and Glastonbury is closed for major repairs. The A39 Causeway near Street will be closed from 7pm on Friday 21 October until Sunday 30 October for rebuilding […]

Somerset’s largest ever surface dressing programme now complete

The end of summer sees the completion of the largest surface dressing programme in Somerset County Council’s history. Surface dressing is a nationally-recognised maintenance technique for sealing a road, improving skid resistance and preventing water getting under the surface. As winter approaches, this is crucial to help stop potholes forming. This year’s programme included more […]

Plans for major engineering scheme taking shape

Innovative techniques will be used during a major engineering scheme to repair the main road between Street and Glastonbury. The A39 Causeway near Street is showing signs of structural failure and Somerset County Council announced earlier this year that a road closure would be required for permanent repairs to be carried out. Following extensive investigations […]

Start date confirmed for major resurfacing at Mark

Plans for resurfacing on the B3139 Mark Causeway have been confirmed following the conclusion of major works by Wessex Water. Wessex Water has been installing a new sewer under the road since April and has now announced the work will be finished by the end of this week (Friday 8 July). This is a month […]

Months of work near Yeovil to take just weeks due to innovative road recycling methods

**Update 25/7/16** It has been confirmed the overnight road closures will start on Saturday 30 July. ***************** Major works to rebuild the A3088 Cartgate Link Road near Yeovil have been confirmed to start later this month. Somerset County Council will strengthen and improve 2,300m of carriageway, using innovative methods to recycle 70 per cent of existing […]