Tag Archives: roads

Geared up for Glasto 2019

The world-famous Glastonbury Festival returns next week – and Somerset County Council will again be working closely with organisers to help keep hundreds of thousands of music fans moving. The Glastonbury Festival is one of the world’s biggest music events, with more than 200,000 people heading to Worthy Farm near Pilton. Somerset County Council has […]

Next Western Corridor junctions ready for switch-on

The Yeovil Western Corridor improvement scheme is nearing completion with the switch-on of the next two junctions this week. 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 aims to accommodate projected […]

Roadside grass cutting season is underway

Grass-cutting season is here and Somerset County Council will again be cutting more than 9,400km of roadside verge to help keep drivers safe – that’s the distance from Taunton to Sao Paulo. Somerset County Council cuts roadside verges for safety purposes – to preserve visibility, provide space for pedestrians where there is no pavement, and […]

Crossing upgrade continues this week

An ongoing scheme to upgrade a key level crossing of the West Somerset Railway will continue this week. The Seaward Way level crossing in Minehead has reached the end of its serviceable life and no longer fits the standards required for the volume of traffic on this road. Somerset County Council is responsible for maintaining […]

Sign up for Junction 25 newsletters

You can now stay up to date with progress on the multi-million pound M5 Junction 25 improvement scheme in Taunton by registering for newsletters. Somerset County Council is currently upgrading Junction 25 to improve traffic flow, ease peak hour congestion and unlock land for employment to the east of the M5. The scheme is expected […]

Essential resurfacing schemes in Taunton

Drivers are reminded of two key road resurfacing schemes coming up in Taunton later this month. Essential works to resurface the A358 Hankridge Roundabout and Admiralty Way / Creechbarrow Way were announced earlier this year as part of a major package of investment in Somerset’s roads. Works at the Hankridge Roundabout require phased road closures […]

Trees relocated as work begins on vital upgrade of Taunton’s Junction 25

A multi-million pound scheme to upgrade the busy M5 Junction 25 roundabout at Taunton is now underway with hundreds of trees relocated to a nearby conservation area. Representatives from Somerset County Council were joined by principal contractors Alun Griffiths, funding partners and others on site today to mark the start of advance site clearance works. […]

Junction 25 upgrade – community drop-in events

Members of the public and local businesses are invited to meet the team behind the M5 Junction 25 improvements and see the plans in more detail at two community drop-in events. Somerset County Council has developed a scheme to increase the capacity of this vital Taunton link to improve traffic flow, ease peak hour congestion […]

Yeovil Copse Road junction next for switch-on

The Yeovil Western Corridor improvement scheme is set to reach another landmark next week with the switch-on of the new upgraded Copse Road junction. 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. […]

Contractor appointed for Junction 25 upgrade

A multi-million pound scheme to upgrade the busy M5 Junction 25 roundabout at Taunton is scheduled to begin next month following the appointment of the principal contractor. Somerset County Council has developed a scheme to increase the capacity of this vital link to improve traffic flow, ease peak hour congestion and unlock land for employment […]