Tag Archives: Travel Somerset

Find out if highways improvements are planned at a road near you

A new webpage to help residents find out about planned maintenance on Somerset’s roads is now available. Somerset County Council’s dedicated travel and roadworks website http://www.travelsomerset.co.uk already includes a live map showing details of current and future planned roadworks. But previously this only included works when dates were confirmed. The new webpage now allows people […]

Tips to steer you away from bank holiday roads misery

  Travelling on the nation’s roads during a bank holiday is at best stressful – at worst deadly. So Somerset County Council’s road safety team have put together some helpful tips to help you reach your destination safely. Councillor John Woodman, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “If you’re travelling by car this […]

Signal alterations for main road in Wellington

One of the main routes in Wellington is set for traffic signal alterations, in an attempt to improve capacity of one of its busiest junctions. Somerset County Council will be altering the operation of Longforth Rd Junction as part of its long-term Highways Small Improvement Scheme. It’s being co-ordinated with essential resurfacing, delivered under a […]

Have your say on plans to upgrade the A303

Somerset residents are urged to have their say on plans to upgrade the A303. Highways England has today (Friday 26 January) launched a consultation on proposals to improve the single carriageway section of the A303 between Sparkford and Ilchester, including widening the road to a dual carriageway and improving safety of connections with the local […]

Simple checks keep drivers on track

Somerset County Council’s Road Safety team and Highways England are urging drivers to use simple checks to help them reach their destination safely.  In an average year Highways England traffic officers will deal with 85,000 breakdowns; 40% of which could possibly have been avoided had the drivers carried out a few simple vehicle checks before […]

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 […]

Resurfacing of key road in Martock

One of the main routes in Martock is set for essential maintenance works starting next week. Somerset County Council will be resurfacing and improving the B3165 North Street as part of its long-term maintenance programme. This involves removing the old surface of the road to an average depth of 100mm before laying a new material […]

Report highway issues using a new online map

A new online map has been launched by Somerset County Council to allow people to easily report potholes and other issues on Somerset’s roads. ‘Report It’ allows users to report any highways issues across all 4,206 miles of Somerset’s highways – from potholes and blocked drains to overgrown hedges or traffic light faults. You can […]

Major road recycling scheme completed on time

Major works to rebuild the A39 through Loxley Woods near Ashcott have been completed on time. Somerset County Council used innovative methods to recycle 70 per cent of road material while strengthening and improving 2,500m of carriageway. Traditional resurfacing could have taken several months but this was completed in just four weeks, minimising disruption on […]