Tag Archives: roadworks

Disruptive and unauthorised roadworks lead to fines of £40,000

Two utility firms have been fined a total of £40,000 after pleading guilty to several offences relating to roadworks. Somerset County Council is responsible for managing the road network and prosecuted Vodafone and BT as part of its commitment to minimising disruption to the travelling public. Vodafone was fined £15,000 over works on the A358 […]

Utility firm fined over roadworks offences

A utility firm has been fined more than £3,000 after pleading guilty to three serious roadworks offences. Somerset County Council is responsible for managing the road network and prosecuted Wessex Water as part of its commitment to minimising disruption to the travelling public and keeping them safe. All three charges relate to the New Roads […]

Vital maintenance on A359 Strutters Hill

Vital maintenance on the A359 at Strutters Hill near Pitcombe is due to take place later this month. The section of road has embankments on each side with nets in place to catch any loose material which may otherwise fall into the road. Contractors will be removing vegetation, clearing debris from the nets, and replacing […]

Second phase of works at Thorne Lane now underway

A major joint roadworks scheme in Yeovil is making good progress with the second phase now underway – three weeks ahead of schedule. Thorne Lane has been closed since 8 January while Wessex Water replaces a water main. A developer scheme to connect a new roundabout has been taking place at the same time. This […]

Utility firm fined for unauthorised roadworks

A utility firm has been fined £3,000 after pleading guilty to three offences relating to unauthorised roadworks. Somerset County Council is responsible for managing the road network and prosecuted Bristol Water as part of its commitment to minimising disruption to the travelling public. The Council does its best to plan ahead and avoid overlapping or […]

A39 drainage work postponed

Vital drainage work due to take place on the A39 at Dragon Cross next month has been postponed following discussions with the community. Somerset County Council needs to carry out drainage improvements on the key route due to historic problems with flooding. The work is complex and the road is a narrow so a temporary […]

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 […]

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 […]

Overnight road closures as new Bishops Lydeard roundabout nears completion

The A358 at Bishops Lydeard will be closed to traffic overnight next week while the final work on the new roundabout is completed. The roundabout is being delivered by contractor SWH Civils on behalf of Taylor Wimpey as part of a legal agreement linked to the construction of new homes in the village. The A358 […]