Tag Archives: roads

Essential resurfacing on A367 Fosse Way

Significant investment through comprehensive repairs is due to take place on the main road through Stratton-on-the-Fosse this autumn. The A367 Fosse Way is showing signs of deterioration with numerous cracks and settlement across the carriageway. There have been numerous visits to fill potholes over the last two years and clearly a longer-term solution is required. […]

Planning ahead for major drainage work in Glastonbury

Important work to help reduce the risk of flooding in Glastonbury is being planned to take place this autumn. The drainage system which services Chilkwell Street, Coursing Batch and Bere Lane is showing the early signs of deterioration, with several sections broken or blocked. This limits the capacity of the system which increases the risk […]

Major drainage upgrade on A37 at Oakhill

A major engineering scheme to upgrade drainage and replace more than 1km of old pipe is due to take place on the A37 at Oakhill next month. The section of road between the Bath Road junction and Golf Links Lane junction has been subject to a number of minor repairs in recent times and the […]

Overnight resurfacing on A39 near Chilton Polden

Major resurfacing works on a key route between Bridgwater and Street will take place next month. Around 620 metres of the A39 near Chilton Polden will be repaired, a stretch of road extending west from the eastern end of the Olive Mill restaurant car park. This scheme represents the fourth phase of significant highway maintenance […]

Happy birthday, Travel Somerset!

Somerset County Council’s improved traffic and travel service has proven a hit with both the public and professionals as it celebrates its first birthday. The mobile-friendly http://www.travelsomerset.co.uk website was launched in August 2016 to provide reliable travel updates and roadworks information. It is accompanied by the @TravelSomerset Twitter account which live tweets alerts to its […]

A378 to close for essential flood prevention work

The A378 Langport Road will be closed for five weeks over the summer holidays for essential drainage improvements. The section of the road between Wrantage and Fivehead, known locally as Mile Hill, has been susceptible to flooding in recent times with surface water on the carriageway during times of bad weather. Work is due to […]

Second exit for Tesco in Yeovil now open

A new junction to help ease congestion and improve journey times in Yeovil town centre is now open. Somerset County Council has created a second exit from Tesco onto Clarence Street. This means cars that have previously had to loop around Horsey roundabout to travel north or east can now simply drive onto Clarence Street […]

New road in Taunton to open tomorrow

Taunton’s new Northern Inner Distributor Road (NIDR) is set to open to traffic tomorrow (Tuesday). The multi-million pound scheme provides a new link from Priory Avenue to Staplegrove Road and will unlock valuable development land and tackle congestion in the town. The scheme is being delivered by contractors Carillion on behalf of Somerset County Council […]

Next phase of road improvements for Monkton Heathfield

The next phase of major development in Monkton Heathfield is due to start next month with the installation of a new bus gate. Plans for new homes, a new local centre and the relocation of West Monkton Primary School were approved by the Planning Inspector back in 2008 and included a legal agreement for the […]

Improvements to parking services now a ‘virtual’ reality

Improvements to parking services at Somerset County Council will see the introduction of ‘virtual’ permits and a new online payment system. Residents will now be able to apply and pay for resident permits for their own vehicles and their visitors, including annual and daily scratch cards, in one online transaction. Currently applications must be made […]