Somerset announces new road surface repair and improvement contracts

Somerset Council has awarded contracts to Kiely Bros, Heidelberg Materials and Octavius Infrastructure to deliver essential road maintenance services as well as improvements on its network across the County. The Council has awarded four-year contracts with Kiely’s and Heidelberg Materials to deliver surface treatment services and resurfacing services respectively, while a third four-year contract has […]

Somerset County’s prime ethical ad spots can help fund highway maintenance

Somerset Council is one of the first local authorities in the UK to develop ethical advertising policy Local businesses can now take advantage of some of the busiest spots on Somerset’s road network to advertise socially responsible goods and services. Somerset Council is one of the first local authorities in the UK to develop an […]

Case study: The sky’s the limit for Somerset County Council

Somerset County Council’s recent decision to migrate its on-site Confirm Asset Management Solution to a new cloud-based platform, is already paying dividends with the council reporting cost and resource savings, increased functionality and an enhanced user experience for council employees and its external community. Confirm, by Brightly (formerly Dude Solutions), is an innovative, cost-effective solution, […]

Somerset Council on the search for surfacing contractor

Somerset Council is looking for a surfacing contractor that will ‘facilitate a flexible mechanism’ to identify and implement innovative services, solutions, promote recycling and re-use, and reduce the environmental impact of the services delivered throughout the lifetime of the contract. The contract will support the Client’s Climate Emergency Strategy and commitment to being carbon neutral […]

BT handed heavy fine for roadworks violations

BT has been found guilty of two offences including failing to ensure the safety of pedestrians. Nearly £15k of fines were handed to BT for roadworks offences in Bridgwater. The telecommunications firm was found guilty of two offences which included failing to ensure the safety of pedestrians. Somerset Council is responsible for managing the road […]

Some major Somerset roads will only be resurfaced every 70 years, says council

Roads in North Somerset will be resurfaced on average only once every 70 years – as a result of Government funding being cut. The Government hasut the amount of funding allocated to North Somerset Council to maintain the 1,100 kilometres of roads across the district by £1.5 million. The funding package has also been frozen for the […]

Revamped £8.3m Toneway junction in Somerset now operational

This week saw the reopening of Bridgwater Road in Taunton as the new Creech Castle/Toneway junction became operational. The multi-million-pound revamp of this crucial intersection is being delivered on time and on budget and will see improved traffic flow through the County Town’s main transport artery as well as vastly improved access for cyclists and […]


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