Tag Archives: traffic

Happy birthday, Travel Somerset!

Somerset County Council’s improved traffic and travel service has proven a hit with both the public and professionals as it celebrates its first birthday. The mobile-friendly http://www.travelsomerset.co.uk website was launched in August 2016 to provide reliable travel updates and roadworks information. It is accompanied by the @TravelSomerset Twitter account which live tweets alerts to its […]

Gearing up for the Glastonbury Festival

One of the world’s biggest music festivals comes to Somerset next week – and Somerset County Council will be doing its bit to help keep the county moving. The Glastonbury Festival starts next Wednesday and sees around 200,000 music fans and thousands of cars descend on the very rural area around Pilton. Roads will be […]

Yeovil junction roadworks nearing completion

A major roadworks scheme to replace a mini-roundabout at the junction of Sherborne Road and Lyde Road in Yeovil is nearing completion. The new traffic light controlled junction is on track to be switched on this Friday 16 June. The work is being carried out by Barratt Homes and is required as part of a […]

New junction on way to improve traffic flow in Yeovil

Work to install a new junction on Clarence Street and create a second exit from Tesco in Yeovil will start next week. The scheme by Somerset County Council will improve traffic flows in the town by reducing the number of cars that have previously had to loop around Horsey roundabout to travel north or east. […]

Visit Travel Somerset for traffic updates

Anyone planning a journey in Somerset can now find all the information they need to avoid unnecessary delays in one place – http://www.travelsomerset.co.uk. The new mobile-friendly website, launched today by Somerset County Council, offers live updates of unplanned travel incidents, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It also has a searchable map showing […]

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 […]

£2.9m upgrade for busy roundabout

Improvements to increase capacity and ease congestion at the Huntworth Roundabout in Bridgwater are set to go ahead after £1.9 million of funding was approved. Somerset County Council has been working to secure funding as part of the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership’s Growth Deal, with support from Sedgemoor District Council. A […]

Advance notice of Taunton traffic interviews

Motorists are being asked to be patient next month when roadside interviews take place in Taunton to help support bids for key traffic improvements. Somerset County Council is promoting improvement schemes at M5 Junction 25 and the Toneway Corridor between Junction 25 and Obridge Roundabout through the Local Enterprise Partnership and the Local Transport Board. […]

Rod Stewart charity concert

Drivers in Taunton are being urged to plan their journeys carefully on Wednesday (18 June) when Rod Stewart plays a charity concert at Somerset County Cricket Ground. With thousands of music fans set to attend, there is likely to be a significant increase in the number of vehicles on the road and several roads will […]

Business case submitted for £12.2m road scheme

A £12.2 million scheme to improve traffic flow and provide better footpaths and cycling routes in Yeovil has passed another key milestone. Somerset County Council submitted an outline transport business case to the Local Transport Board to secure funding for highway improvements in the town. The Western Corridor scheme is designed to increase the capacity […]