Tag Archives: roads

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 […]

First junction of Yeovil Western Corridor upgrade to be switched on

The first completed signalised junction of the Yeovil Western Corridor improvement scheme is due to be switched on 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 and upgrade links for pedestrians and cyclists. It will also support the delivery […]

Community-run bus service adds more journeys for summer Saturdays

A pioneering community-run bus service in West Somerset is adding new journeys for the summer season to meet demand. The Number 10 Porlock to Minehead bus was kept running as a partnership thanks to a contract brokered by Somerset County Council when The Buses of Somerset withdrew their service earlier this year. It is entirely […]