Tag Archives: roads

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 […]

How the Colley Lane Southern Access Road is already benefiting the community

The construction of a new link road in Bridgwater is also helping benefit good causes in the area. Whitemountain, a construction company which is part of the Breedon Group, is Somerset County Council’s principal contractor for the £18.4m Colley Lane Southern Access Road (CLSAR) infrastructure project. As part of its tender bid for this work, […]

Find out if highways improvements are planned at a road near you

A new webpage to help residents find out about planned maintenance on Somerset’s roads is now available. Somerset County Council’s dedicated travel and roadworks website http://www.travelsomerset.co.uk already includes a live map showing details of current and future planned roadworks. But previously this only included works when dates were confirmed. The new webpage now allows people […]

Next phase of Yeovil Western Corridor upgrade to begin

Drivers are advised of a change to temporary traffic management in Yeovil next week as the Western Corridor upgrade moves onto the next phase. 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 and cyclists. It will […]

Cycleway scheme wins gold in prestigious national environment award

A Somerset cycleway scheme has won a prestigious gold environment award in a national campaign to find the greenest individuals, companies, councils and communities. Somerset County Council and contractor Skanska competed against more than 500 other nominations in the Green Apple Environment Awards. The winning entry was a scheme to build a new 1.2km cycleway […]