Tag Archives: roads

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 […]

SCC welcomes funding for key road repairs

Somerset County Council is welcoming a Government award of almost £5m for urgently needed structural repairs to a key road junction near Wellington. The funding was announced by the Department for Transport as part of a £100m nationwide package to improve road quality, following a bid submitted by the Council earlier in the year Somerset […]

Help further improve Somerset’s streets during the coronavirus pandemic

A new interactive online mapping tool has been launched so people can have their say on temporary walking and cycling measures in Somerset. A number of temporary measures, including pedestrianised high streets, have been introduced to encourage social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic and positively support the safe movement of pedestrians and cyclists. Working in […]

On-street parking patrols to resume

On-street parking patrols are due to restart in Somerset on Monday (1 June) following the easing of coronavirus restrictions. With more pupils returning to schools and some businesses starting to reopen, Somerset County Council’s civil enforcement officers will return to help keep roads clear and traffic moving. At first, they will serve penalty notices on […]

It’s now even easier to cycle in and around Bridgwater

Cycling in the Bridgwater area is about to get much easier – thanks to The Bridgwater Way’s brand-new journey planning tool! The Bridgwater Way has updated its popular digital cycle route map following feedback from the community and has now added a smart ‘journey planning function’ that allows users to plan a trip by bike […]

Cheddar Gorge road to close over bank holiday weekend

The road through Cheddar Gorge is to close again over the bank holiday weekend to deter potential breaches of coronavirus restrictions and ease local community concerns. The move follows the successful closure of the B3135 through the Gorge last weekend (1-4 May) in the wake of reports of drivers speeding along the route, vehicles travelling […]

Cheddar Gorge road to close this weekend

The road through Cheddar Gorge is to close this weekend in response to mounting concerns over safety and increasing breaches of coronavirus restrictions. Concerns of cars travelling at high speeds along the route, drivers travelling long distances to reach Cheddar Gorge and community concerns from people living in the area have led the police and […]

Start date confirmed for Toneway Creech Castle upgrade

A major road improvement scheme to upgrade the busy Toneway Creech Castle junction in Taunton will start next month. Somerset County Council has developed a design to reduce congestion and improve access to Taunton by increasing the capacity of the junction. The upgrade includes significantly enhanced facilities for pedestrians and cyclists, and is critical to […]

Prestigious innovation award for Squibbers Way project

The project team involved with designing and building Squibbers Way in Bridgwater has scooped a prestigious award for overcoming engineering challenges through innovation. Somerset County Council, in partnership with main contractor Whitemountain, won first place in the 2020 South West Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) Innovation Award. The project was also Highly Commended […]