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

Wednesday 22 August, 2018

Find out if highways improvements are planned at a road near you 20 August 2018 · by Peter Elliott · in Press releases 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 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 to view the structural maintenance programme for the current financial year, so people can find out if improvement works are planned in the near future. The exact dates and timings of work are added to the live map when they are finalised.

The works are split into categories – principal resurfacing (resurfacing on A class roads), non-principal resurfacing (resurfacing on minor class roads), footways (works on the pavement), drainage and earthworks – with lists of schemes and maps showing the locations. You can also find FAQs and definitions of each type of roadworks scheme.

Councillor John Woodman, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “We’ve worked hard to make it easier for people to find out what’s happening on our roads. We started by offering live travel alerts using Twitter and then created the Travel Somerset website to improve the quality and reliability of our roadworks information.

“This summer we’ve added our surface dressing and grass cutting programmes to the website and now you can see all the structural maintenance work we have planned for the next financial year.

“This is another welcome resource and we’ve got plans for more in the months to come.”

The new webpage can be found at www.travelsomerset.co.uk/structural-maintenance. Don’t forget, you can also use the site to find live travel information 24/7 and find details of all planned roadworks, including those carried out by third parties, like developers or utility companies.

Follow @TravelSomerset on Twitter for live traffic alerts and get in touch if you have any questions about travel, roadworks or the highways team in general.



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