Somerset County Council

Road improvement schemes


You can submit a proposal for a new road improvement scheme. When you submit a proposal we will ask you to approach your local Parish, Town or District Council to support your proposal. You will also need to submit it to us through your local County Councillor as a proposal from local community representatives. 

When we receive proposals we will assess the costs and benefits against the criteria of the Local Transport Plan. We will let you know whether or not we intend to adopt your proposal. 

We will respond to you within 10 working days of receipt of your initial letter and then advise you of the outcome of our assessment within 10 working days of its completion.

Find the ways to improve your local roads, or to help solve a problem on our Traffic Choices website

How do I find out whether a proposed road improvement scheme is going to be built?

Contact us on 0300 123 2224 or write to the address below. 

When contacting us please provide the following information:

  • Your name address and contact details
  • Details of the scheme that you are interested in 

What have we achieved?
We have delivered a wide variety of Integrated Transport schemes with an annual expenditure of over £4 million in the following areas: 

  • Road Casualty Reduction
  • Public Transport
  • Urban Strategies
  • Route Strategies
  • Walking and Cycling in Market Towns and Rural Areas 


Contact: Engineering Programme Team
Address: Somerset County Council, County Hall, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4DY
Phone: 0300 123 2224
Fax: 01823 358064
Customer Contact Opening Hours: Monday 8am to 6pm, Tuesday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm Saturday and Sunday closed.
Engineering Programme Team opening hours: Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm, Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm, Saturday and Sunday closed

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