Sight lines

Essential highway verge grass cutting is underway in rural areas across our district.

More than 1,015km of highway verge will be cut back over the next 6-7 weeks across Bath & North East Somerset. The work will improve sight-line visibility at junctions and bends and make them safer to navigate for all highway users. 

The work also prevents traffic signs being obscured, creates a pedestrian refuge when no footway exists and keeps the vegetation and brushwood at a controllable level.

Councillor David Wood, cabinet member for Neighbourhood Services, said: “Verge cutting is important for the safety of road users to make sure they have good visibility at junctions. However, as we’ve done in previous years, we’ll leave suitable areas uncut for longer periods to encourage wildflowers, bees and other pollinators to thrive which is better for the environment.”      

The council’s highways teams cut verges twice a year to make sure the highways are kept as safe as possible. You can find more information and the grass-cutting schedules for urban areas here: