Third phase of Akers Way reconstruction to start next week

Phase three of the work to reconstruct Akers Way stared on Monday (10 July) following the successful completion of the latest section of carriageway.

For the last four weeks, the contractor delivering the project on behalf of Swindon Borough Council has been working to improve a 200m section of the road between the Purton Road roundabout and Nova Hreod Academy.

The first phase of the road improvements involved the section of road between St Mary’s Church Roundabout and Cheney Manor industrial estate.

During the latest stage the road surface and adjacent pedestrian cycle-path has been considerably improved, while new kerbs and parking overrun strips have been installed. This will continue on the next phase which will include a 280-metre section of the road up to the Nova Hreod Academy junction.

There will be some work taking place along Akers Way towards Beaney View but access will be maintained for residents and Nova Hreod Academy. The contractor will be looking to make some additional areas available for residents’ parking.

The Diversion route for the remaining phases of work at Akers Way will be: Purton Road, Moredon Road, Cheney Manor Road and Akers Way. Access will be maintained for local residents and the school during these phases.

The diversion route will continue to be clearly signed in both directions for the duration of the works.

During the works there may be some congestion, so motorists should allow extra time for their journeys through this area.