Tag Archives: roads

Council acts to remove dead and dying trees next to busy A3088

Diseased and dying trees along the A3088 near Yeovil are being removed by Somerset County Council for the safety of road users and the public.

Council secures funding for greener roads maintenance trials

Funding to support projects focused on a greener approach to highways maintenance and construction has been awarded to Somerset County Council.

A378 set for key resurfacing works next month

Somerset County Council’s Highways Team will begin work in August on a section of the A378, between Langport and Taunton, which has become fractured and displaced causing water to flow through the sub structure to create cracking and ground movements.

Grass cutting and surface dressing underway across county

Somerset County Council’s Highways Team has commenced work on two vital summer highways maintenance programmes covering verges and road surfaces

Somerset gritters stand down after busy season

Somerset County Council’s gritting teams are packing up for the season after travelling the equivalent of nearly two times around the world this winter.

Council’s super helpful Slinky service now stretches even further

A crucial Somerset County Council bus service which supports residents who don’t have access to a car or public transport has expanded its reach.

Council takes action against anti-social driving

A temporary one-way system has been introduced on a Taunton road by Somerset County Council’s Highways Team after residents expressed concerns about driver behaviour. Essential work is currently being carried out by a developer in Monkton Heathfield to link the A3259 Western Relief Road to the main road network. A section of road is currently […]

Somerset gritters rack up 70,200 miles in turbulent year

Somerset County Council’s gritting teams are standing down season after travelling the equivalent of nearly three times around the world this winter. The fleet of 23 gritters were needed on 66 occasions when freezing temperatures were forecast, treating around 900 miles of road each time to help prevent ice forming with 1842 route actions in […]

Blue Anchor coast and road protection

Somerset County Council is preparing to fund a West Somerset coastal defence that will help protect a key road at Blue Anchor. The investment of up to £4m is being funded through a Government highways grant and will enable rock armour to be installed at the foot of eroding cliffs to protect the road; and […]

Chard’s pedestrianisation of Holyrood Street to be removed this week

Emergency measures to support the reopening of high streets in Somerset were rolled out across the county in June to free up space in high streets as retail businesses reopened and shoppers returned. Holyrood Street, Chard was pedestrianised to support reopening of non-essential retail businesses. After reviewing footfall and listening to feedback from both shoppers […]