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A £2.2m transport plan to improve highways and road safety has been approved by Somerset County Council.
More than 80 new projects have been put forward as part of the County Council's annual Small Improvement Schemes (SiS) programme.
These include pedestrian crossings, cycle paths, reductions in speed limits, footpath improvements and traffic calming.
Cllr Harvey Siggs, Somerset County Council's Cabinet member for Highways, said: ''We are committed to improving and developing the road network in Somerset but face many challenges with our highways budget under increasing pressure.
''The SiS programme has been a tremendous success in recent years and proves that relatively small schemes driven by local knowledge can make a big difference.
''Our engineers will now examine the latest list of submissions to assess for their feasibility, before working closely with local communities to draw up detailed individual plans.''
Many of the projects are put forward by County Councillors who have been made aware of a need for road improvements in their local area by their constituents and community representatives. All schemes are subject to design, scheduling and budget availability and may not be implemented if they don’t meet these conditions.
Improvements to and additional dropped crossing points within Mendip
B3090 Oldford - traffic calming
Old Down to Chilcompton - speed review and improved pedestrian facilities
Coleford - traffic calming
Glastonbury Town Centre - improved coach signing
Bove Town, Glastonbury - review of parking area
Oakhill, Shepton Mallet - improved pedestrian crossing facilities & traffic calming
Town centre (Market Place and Town Lane) Shepton Mallet - contribution towards pavement improvements
Church Lane, Cannards Grave, Shepton Mallet - improved traffic management measures
Whitley Road nr Walton - traffic management measures
New Street, Wells - Pedestrian and traffic management measures
Milton Lane, Wells - improved pedestrian facilities
Westbury sub Mendip - additional footways and pedestrian facilities
A36 and A366, Norton St Philip - weight restriction signing
Improvements to and additional dropped crossing points within Sedgemoor
Whitfield Road, Bower Estate, Bridgwater - improved dropped crossing points
Walnut Drive, Bridgwater - footway improvements
Wembdon Rd, Bridgwater - upgrade of existing signalised crossing
Junction of Eastern Avenue & Wilkins Road, Bridgwater - New bus shelter and low floor bus kerb
Stoddens Road, Burnham-on-Sea - traffic calming
Brean Road/Rectory Way, Lympsham - junction layout improvements
A370 Ferry Lane, Lympsham - bus stop improvements
Lime Street / Mill Lane, Nether Stowey - improved pedestrian facilities
Othery (near school) - speed & traffic management review
B3139 Theale to Wedmore - speed review
Improvements to and additional dropped crossing points within South Somerset
A372 - Ridley Hill, Aller - improved pedestrian facilities
Thorndun Park Drive, Chard - improved pedestrian facilities
B3145 Charlton Horethorne Primary School - speed review
Stoopers Hill, Combe St Nicholas - junction layout improvements
Junction of Middle Path with Lyme Road, Crewkerne - pedestrian safety improvements
A378 Fivehead - speed review
Crossroads at Five Dials, Pound Road, Horton - speed & traffic management review
B3151 Church St, Northover to Fosse Way & Taranto Hill, Ilchester - speed & traffic management review
Kingsbury Episcopi Primary School - traffic calming and speed review
Christians Cross/Kingweston Road, Charlton Mackrell - junction layout improvements
Water Street/Stoke Road Martock - mini roundabout and local signing improvements
Various locations in Merriott - improved dropped crossing points
A356 Misterton - bus stop improvements
Cary Road, North Cadbury - safety and parking review
B3145, Shepherds Cross - speed & traffic management review
Old Road, Odcombe including the junction with Camp Road - traffic calming and pedestrian safety improvements
A359 Bruton School to Pitcombe Rock, Pitcombe - footway improvements extension
Main Road, Shepton Montague - speed & traffic management review
Ashen Cross to West Street and junction of Lower Somerton B3151 - speed and junction layout review
Behind Berry, Somerton - pedestrian safety improvements
A356 Between A303 and Crewkerne - road safety route review
A358 and B3167 Tatworth - speed & traffic management review
B3153 between Clanville, Alford and Lovington - speed reduction measures and pedestrian safety improvements
Wincanton – upgrade to public transport facilities to include improved shelter, lighting and information
Ilchester Road, Yeovil - footway extension
Lyde Road, Yeovil - pedestrian safety improvements
Sedgemoor Close/Monmouth Road, Yeovil - traffic management measures
Freedom Avenue, Yeovil - traffic calming
Preston Grove, Yeovil - traffic calming
Improvements to and additional dropped crossing points within Taunton Deane
St Augustine Street/Priory Avenue junction, Taunton - removal of traffic signals
A38 Billetfield junction with The Mount and Mary St - review of current right turn manoeuvres
Greenway Road, Taunton - upgrade of puffin to toucan crossing
A38 Park Street/Compass Hill/Wellington Road junction, Taunton - improved pedestrian crossing facilities
St James Street, Taunton - review of current shared space layout
Bridge Street, Taunton - cycle lane
Kingston Road junction with Station Road, Taunton - safety scheme
Park Street/The Crescent/Corporation Street, Taunton - safety scheme
A3259, Monkton Heathfield - improved pedestrian crossing facilities
South Road, Taunton - pedestrian/cycle safety improvements
Trull and Staplehay - improved and additional dropped crossing points
Galmington Drive near junction with Claremont Drive, Taunton - improved bus stop facilities
Holway Road and Holway Avenue, Taunton - pedestrian/cycle safety improvements
Obridge Road, Taunton - cycle and pedestrian improvements
A378 near The Old Post Office, Wrantage - improved pedestrian facilities
Oake - traffic calming and pedestrian safety improvements
Mantle Street, Wellington - traffic calming and pedestrian safety improvements
Bagley Road, Rockwell Green, Wellington - speed & traffic management review
North Street, Wiveliscombe - pedestrian safety improvements
Improvements to and additional dropped crossing points within West Somerset
Brompton Regis - measures to reduce the impact of Heavy Goods Vehicles
B3222, Brushford - speed & traffic management review
West Street, Dunster - improved pedestrian facilities
A39 Dunster Steep and Ellicombe Roundabout - widening of existing footway/cycleway
A39, Kilve - speed & traffic management review Glenmore Road, Minehead - pedestrian safety improvements
Church Street, Minehead - upgrade footpath and steps
Willow Grove, Washford - bus stop improvements
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