Tag Archives: roads

Yeovil Western Corridor scheme progressing well with Lysander junction next for switch-on

Another key section of the Yeovil Western Corridor improvement scheme is due for completion before Christmas – months earlier than previously advertised. The Western Corridor scheme is a multi-million pound package of improvements by Somerset County Council to increase the capacity of several junctions, reduce congestion and upgrade links for pedestrians and cyclists. It takes […]

Extra time to have your say on plans to upgrade Taunton’s Creech Castle junction

A consultation on plans to upgrade the busy Creech Castle junction in Taunton has been extended – with an extra public drop-in event arranged so people can see the designs. Somerset County Council has secured external funding and is developing a junction improvement scheme to ensure Taunton’s transport network can cope with planned future development. […]

Key milestone as new bridge beams lifted into place

A multi-million pound project to build a much-needed link road in Bridgwater reached a key milestone today with the lifting of the beams for a new 52-metre steel bridge. The Somerset Bridge will carry the new Colley Lane Southern Access Road over the River Parrett and will be the longest single-span bridge in Somerset – […]

Check which roads are gritted this winter

With winter fast approaching, highways teams in Somerset are ready to grit 720 miles of road every time frost, ice or snow is predicted. Because of the huge financial pressures facing Somerset County Council due to falling Government funding combined with rising costs and demand for services, a decision to reduce the budget available for […]

Have your say on plans to upgrade Taunton’s Creech Castle junction

Members of the public are invited to have their say on key plans to upgrade the busy Creech Castle junction on the Toneway in Taunton. Somerset County Council has secured external funding and is developing a junction improvement scheme to ensure Taunton’s transport network can cope with planned future development. The Toneway is already heavily […]

Overnight road closures planned for Yeovil

The next phase of the Yeovil Western Corridor improvement scheme is due to start next month with overnight road closures to avoid the need for more disruptive traffic management. The Western Corridor scheme is a multi-million pound package of improvements by Somerset County Council to ease congestion by increasing the capacity of several junctions and […]

Surface dressing season now complete

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

County helps utilities work together to keep disruption down

Somerset County Council has been helping utility companies work together to keep disruption to a minimum during a major scheme of essential works along the A371 this autumn. The authority has helped Wales & West Utilities, Bristol Water and Gigaclear team up to ensure their much-needed works are coordinated cause as little disruption as possible […]

Overnight road closures for remedial works at Taunton Road Broadway

The A38 Taunton Road / A39 Broadway junction will be closed overnight for five nights from Monday 17 September to Friday 21 September from 7pm until 7am. This is for EDF Energy to carry out remedial works to the junction including kerbing, white lining and resurfacing works. Traffic will be restricted overnight as per the […]

Have your say on the future of public transport in Somerset

Somerset residents are invited to have their say on a new strategy which shapes the future of public transport provision in the county. Somerset County Council’s draft Passenger Transport Strategy sets out more ambitious aims for bus and rail travel. It strives to deliver an integrated quality bus, community transport and rail network by working […]