Scheme Restrictions

Somerset's Highway engineers

All schemes are at the discretion of highway engineers at Somerset County Council. They will:

  • Check the scheme will work correctly on the road
  • Ensure the scheme is safe
  • Assess for any unintended consequences
  • Check the scheme is compliant with Highway regulations
  • Calculate a more accurate estimate of scheme cost

The engineers will always endeavour to install the scheme if possible, however some roads will not be suitable for certain ideas.


Many schemes will have an ongoing maintenance cost, which are covered by Somerset County Council.

The Council's engineers must check that the maintenance of schemes is affordable in the future, and they do not place an excessive burden upon resources.

If a scheme creates a large maintenance cost, engineers might have to suggest an alternative option.