Tag Archives: road closures

Weather-related callouts and road closures

Somerset County Council’s highways team had their busiest weekend since the 2014 floods as storms caused problems on many roads across the county. On Saturday there were more than 100 weather related callouts with 40 reports of flooding in the south Somerset area alone. There were hundreds of further callouts yesterday and last night with […]

Yeovil Eastern Corridor update

A £14 million programme of works to improve roads across Yeovil is now well underway. Work to upgrade the Horsey Roundabout started on Tuesday (1 September) and is the first step of two major schemes to improve transport links along the Eastern and Western Corridors of the town. Highways staff have been monitoring the impact […]

Essential maintenance on the A358

Vital work to repair and improve the A358 between Taunton and Ilminster is taking place next week. Somerset County Council’s highways team will be rebuilding and resurfacing the carriageway at West Hatch over a 10-day period starting on Monday 2 February. The work will take place at night (7pm-7am) to minimise disruption, and will use […]

Repairs to begin on closed road

Major works to rebuild a road near Ilminster which has been closed since February are due to start on Monday (27 Oct) – a week earlier than planned. Providing there are no unseen problems or extreme bad weather, it means the B3168 at The Beacon should be repaired and reopened in time for Christmas. The […]

Plea over closed road in Bruton

Drivers are being urged to respect road closure signs while important drainage improvement works take place in Bruton. The A359 Quaperlake Street was fully closed on Monday (Aug 4) for around four weeks to allow contractors to carry out the work safely. However, it appears some motorists have been ignoring the signs and moving barriers […]

Rod Stewart charity concert

Drivers in Taunton are being urged to plan their journeys carefully on Wednesday (18 June) when Rod Stewart plays a charity concert at Somerset County Cricket Ground. With thousands of music fans set to attend, there is likely to be a significant increase in the number of vehicles on the road and several roads will […]