Tag Archives: roads

Work begins on multi-million pound upgrade of Yeovil’s Western Corridor

Contractors will be arriving on site this week as a major scheme to upgrade key junctions and improve traffic flow on the western side of Yeovil gets underway. The Western Corridor scheme is a multi-million pound package of improvements by Somerset County Council to increase the capacity of several junctions and upgrade links for pedestrians […]

Drainage upgrade on busy road near Bradford-on-Tone

A major engineering scheme to upgrade drainage on a busy road near Bradford-on-Tone starts next week. The section of Oake Road from the Tone Green junction to the old canal bridge has been prone to flooding in the past. This scheme will replace a very old drainage system which regularly blocks with bigger pipes and […]

Vital drainage work at Dragon Cross

The next phase of essential drainage improvements on a key road in West Somerset is due to take place early next month. The A39 at Dragon Cross near Bilbrook has historically been affected by flooding with emergency closures in 2011/12 causing widespread problems and leaving some drivers stranded. Work to improve the pipework under the […]

Enter the dragon (patcher)

A fire-breathing ‘dragon’ is the latest weapon being used to slay potholes in Somerset. Somerset County Council and its highways contractor Skanska are committed to using new equipment and techniques to reduce costs and improve services. The dragon patcher – so called because it uses flames to dry and heat the road surface – is […]

Making Europe’s roads safer with Project EDWARD

A Europe-wide event which aims to reduce road deaths is being backed by the road safety team at Somerset County Council. ProjectEDWARD – European Day Without A Road Death – is organised by TISPOL, the European Traffic Police Network. Held this year on Thursday 21 September, the event is backed by 30 different countries and […]

Additional drainage work in Ilminster

Additional work to clear drains in Ilminster is due to take place next week. The work follows a recent drop-in session run by Somerset County Council as part of on-going investigations into flooding. The cause of the flooding has yet to be determined and a full report will be published before Christmas. In the meantime […]

Major drainage upgrade on A372 at Aller

A major engineering scheme to upgrade drainage on the A372 at Aller starts next week. The section of Aller Road and High Street has been subject to issues with standing water and localised flooding in the past. This scheme will replace the whole drainage system along a 550m stretch of road, including new chambers, covers […]

Surface dressing season now complete

A multi-million pound programme to improve more than 200 miles of road at more than 150 sites across Somerset is now complete – despite the challenges of the English summer. Surface dressing is a nationally-recognised maintenance technique for sealing a road, improving skid resistance and preventing water getting under the surface. This is crucial to […]

Gearing up for Somerset Moto Fest 2017

Test your riding and driving skills at a fun road safety event with activities for the whole family taking place near Yeovil next week. Somerset Moto Fest 2017 is a completely free event run by Somerset County Council’s road safety team and held at the Fleet Air Arm museum on Saturday and Sunday 9-10 September […]

Monkton Heathfield bus gate work nearing completion

Major developer works to install a new bus gate and improve pedestrian facilities in Monkton Heathfield are nearing completion. The bus gate on Bridgwater Road and improvements to the Milton Hill junction form a key part of the development masterplan for the area and have been funded and delivered by developers Persimmon. The bus gate […]