Tag Archives: roadworks

Months of work near Yeovil to take just weeks due to innovative road recycling methods

**Update 25/7/16** It has been confirmed the overnight road closures will start on Saturday 30 July. ***************** Major works to rebuild the A3088 Cartgate Link Road near Yeovil have been confirmed to start later this month. Somerset County Council will strengthen and improve 2,300m of carriageway, using innovative methods to recycle 70 per cent of existing […]

Update on Hospital Roundabout improvements

Major work to improve the Hospital Roundabout in Yeovil is progressing well and moving into the next phase of development. The work will see dedicated left turn lanes installed on the Queensway, Kingston and Reckleford approaches. The width of the carriageway through the roundabout will also be reduced to two lanes to help improve safety […]

Yeovil Eastern Corridor upgrade to begin

A major programme to improve transport links along the Eastern Corridor in Yeovil is due to begin on Tuesday (1 September). The first phase of work will see an upgrade of the Horsey Roundabout, improving facilities for pedestrians and cyclists to help prevent unnecessary delays to traffic and increase the capacity of the junction. The […]

Rode set for highway improvements

Major road improvements to the main A361 through Rode are due to take place later this month. Somerset County Council’s highways teams will be carrying out essential resurfacing work and also making improvements to road signs and markings over five nights starting on 17 August. A road closure will be required while work takes place […]

Resurfacing work to go ahead

Work to resurface a main road in Langport is due to take place later next month. The improvements on the A378 will require a temporary road closure and this has been timed to take place over three evenings (between 6.30pm to 11.30pm) starting on 14 September to minimise disruption as much as possible. Full carriageway […]

Recognition for Muchelney road raising

Somerset County Council’s ambitious road raising scheme in Muchelney has received national recognition. The scheme, which saw a road to the village raised up to 1.2 metres in places, has been shortlisted for The MJ (Municipal Journal) Achievement Awards 2015 and lauded as an “innovative engineering solution”. Most of Muchelney escaped the severe flooding that […]

Dunster works move into Phase 2

Major water and highway improvements in Dunster are moving into the second and final phase. The works, which started on Monday 5 January and are due to run until the end of March, require the closure of West Street, and were planned jointly by Wessex Water and Somerset County Council to minimise overall disruption as […]

Resurfacing work to go ahead

Work to resurface a main road into Taunton will take place later this month. The improvements on Kingston Road will require a road closure for up to three days and have been timed to take place during half term week (starting on 16 February) when the roads are quieter. Kingston Road was resurfaced last year […]

Improvement works begin but Dunster is open for business

The main road through Dunster is now closed for major water and highway improvements – but the village remains open for business. Work began on Monday to replace ageing water mains and carry out several highway improvement schemes in the village. It has been planned jointly by Somerset County Council and Wessex Water to minimise […]

A358 roadworks completed early

Essential resurfacing work on the A358 near Taunton has been completed ahead of schedule. Somerset County Council’s highways teams have been reconstructing the outbound carriageway between Henlade and Thornfalcon since 13 October. The work was due to take seven weeks, but finished last night and both lanes are now open. Temporary lane closures will be […]