Tag Archives: roadworks

Bishops Lydeard roundabout scheme: overnight A358 closures confirmed

The A358 at Bishops Lydeard will need to close overnight later this month for the installation of a new underpass. The work is part of a major scheme to build a new roundabout and is being delivered by contractor SWH Civils on behalf of Taylor Wimpey as part of a legal agreement linked to the […]

Site clearance in Yeovil marks start of Western Corridor upgrade

The very first step of a major scheme to improve traffic flow and unlock development land in Yeovil is due to start this week. The Western Corridor scheme is a multi-million pound package of improvements by Somerset County Council to increase the capacity of key junctions and upgrade facilities for pedestrians and cyclists on Western […]

Update on Bishops Lydeard roundabout scheme

A developer scheme to build a new roundabout on the A358 at Bishops Lydeard is making good progress and a scheduled road closure due to take place next week (9 January) is no longer required. The roundabout is being delivered by contractor SWH Civils on behalf of Taylor Wimpey as part of a legal agreement […]

Next phase of Yeovil junction roadworks confirmed

Barratt Homes has confirmed details for the next phase of a major roadworks scheme in Yeovil. The developer is currently replacing the mini-roundabout at the junction of Sherborne Road and Lyde Road with a new traffic light controlled junction. This is required as part of a legal agreement linked to the construction of new homes […]

Vital repairs on the Axbridge Bypass

Vital repairs on the A371 Axbridge Bypass are due to take place next week. Somerset County Council will be strengthening and resurfacing the A371 where it meets the A38, using high skid resistance material to improve safety on the approach to the junction. This work has been co-ordinated to take place before Bristol Water starts […]

A39 reopens as major engineering scheme finishes early

The main road between Street and Glastonbury has now reopened following the completion of a major road rebuilding scheme – one day ahead of programme. Teams worked 24 hours a day and used innovative engineering methods to keep the closure to a minimum and reduce disruption. Cllr David Fothergill, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for […]

Start date confirmed for Yeovil roundabout roadworks

Barratt Homes has confirmed that a major scheme to upgrade a key junction in Yeovil will start next week (w/b 19 September). The mini-roundabout at the junction of Sherborne Road and Lyde Road will be replaced by a new traffic light controlled junction. This is required as part of a legal agreement linked to the […]

Major road recycling scheme completed on time

A major scheme to rebuild the A3088 Cartgate Link Road near Yeovil has been completed on time using an innovative road recycling technique to significantly reduce disruption. Somerset County Council carried out the bulk of the work at night, reconstructing 2,300m of carriageway and recycling 70 per cent of the old road material. By using […]

Major upgrade of key Taunton junction enters final stages

A major scheme to upgrade one of Taunton’s key junctions remains on schedule and is nearing completion. Somerset County Council is currently improving the junction where East Street and East Reach meet Hurdle Way. As well as replacing the outdated traffic lights, the layout of the junction is also being changed to make it easier […]

Upgrade for outdated junction at Ansford starts on Monday

A major scheme to replace some of Somerset’s oldest traffic lights starts in Ansford near Castle Cary on Monday (18 July). The shuttle junction of the A371 Ansford Hill and Cumnock Road with Ansford Road has equipment dating back to the 1980s and is so old that it would not be possible to find parts […]