Tag Archives: Small Improvement Schemes

Small highways schemes make a big difference to local communities

New pedestrian crossings, off-road cycle links and schemes to reduce vehicle speeds and improve safety are just some of the highways projects completed by Somerset County Council since April. The Small Improvement Schemes (SiS) programme was established to improve roads and road safety across the county in response to concerns raised by local communities and […]

Got a road traffic problem? Find a solution with Traffic Choices

A new website to help people understand how to tackle traffic issues in their community has been launched by Somerset County Council. The Traffic Choices website provides information about different options which can be used to solve problems on the road. So whether you’re concerned about pedestrian safety, speeding vehicles or inconsiderate parking, this is […]

New crossing to be installed on busy road in Monkton Heathfield

Work to install a new crossing to provide safe access to two schools in Monkton Heathfield is due to start on Monday (23 March). Somerset County Council will be constructing the puffin crossing on the A3259 Heathfield Road between the junctions of Mead Way and Elms Estate. This is on one of the main routes […]

Driving down speed in Watergore

A community-backed scheme to reduce vehicle speeds through a village in South Somerset has now been completed. Somerset County Council has been carrying out improvements along Harp Road (the old A303) which runs through Watergore between the South Petherton and Lopen roundabouts. The existing road is wide which encourages drivers to speed so improved signs […]

Long awaited crossing to be installed on busy A39 Main Road in Coxley

Work to build a new pedestrian crossing on the A39 Main Road in Coxley between Wells and Glastonbury is due to start next week. Members of the community, supported by former County Councillor Ron Forrest, have long campaigned for a safe crossing point. Funding for a Puffin crossing has now been approved as part of […]

£2.2m for small road improvement schemes

A £2.2m transport plan to improve highways and road safety in the county has been approved by Somerset County Council. More than 80 new projects have been put forward as part of the County Council’s annual Small Improvement Schemes (SiS) programme. These include pedestrian crossings, cycle paths, reductions in speed limits, footpath improvements and traffic calming. […]