An innovative road-raising scheme at Muchelney has been highly commended in the National Transport Awards - narrowly missing out on the top prize to Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 2. Even through floods as bad as those of winter 2014, the road could now stay open.
On-site preparations start for the latest phase of works at Beer Wall on the A372 new Othery. Two new river channels are to be created, and two tilting weirs installed.
Muchelney's impressive road-raising scheme is nominated for the Construction and Engineering Project of the Year Award.
Somerset County Council and partners celebrate the formal completion of the second stage of major flood protection works at Beer Wall on the A372 near Othery.
An ambitious road-raising scheme in Muchelney, which will reduce the impact of future flooding, has won a coveted national award.
Geography pupils at Huish Episcopi Academy visit a major Somerset Levels flood protection scheme.
The lorries have left, the grass has been seeded, and two ring bank flood protection schemes for the village of Thorney on the Somerset Levels are complete.
"The opening of the raised road in and out of Muchelney was a momentous occasion for the residents. We are no longer an island."
The vision of creating a Somerset Rivers Authority to oversee Somerset’s Flood Action Plan was today backed by Somerset County Council’s Cabinet (12 November, 2014).
Work has begun on a new ring bank for Thorney on the Somerset Levels, a hamlet badly hit by the floods of winter 2013-14.