Somerset County Council could soon tender four highways contracts

Somerset County Council is set to tender four highways contracts worth £220 million. The contract for core maintenance is worth £150m and will run for eight years, with the potential for a four-year extension. There will be contracts for surfacing and surface dressing, which involves restoring and sealing existing surfaces, worth £25m each, with both […]

Multi-million pound transport schemes in Somerset get Government funding

Major improvements to the A38 northern corridor heading into Bridgwater are a step closer today after Government approved a £10 million funding bid.  Money from the Treasury’s Levelling Up fund will help pay for more than £3.4 million worth of cycling and walking infrastructure along the entire corridor as well as a remodelled Dunball junction […]

National Highways starts consultation on upgrade of A358 in Somerset

National Highways has launched a consultation for the upgrade of the A358 in Somerset. The planned upgrade of the A358, a key route linking the south west and London and south east, will see a single lane stretch of carriageway between the M5 at Taunton and the Southfields roundabout, upgraded to dual carriageway. The proposed […]

New motorcycle campaign in Somerset urged to keep ‘shiny side up’

Somerset County Council’s Road Safety Team has launched a new campaign to help reduce high casualty rates involving motorcycles in the county. Called ‘Shiny Side Up’ – the name of the campaign comes from a popular motorcyclist saying – keep your shiny side up – implying that the rubber should stay firmly on the road. […]


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