Work to Begin on New M4 Underpass

Motorists will notice major changes to the M4 motorway near Swindon from next week when a huge engineering project moves up a gear. From Monday (18 May) the latest phase of work will begin on the Wichelstowe Southern Access (WSA), which will create a new route into one of Swindon’s newest housing developments. The scheme,… read more

Gantry removal postponed due to weather

Earlier this month, we were hoping to remove the overhead gantry by the former Toys R Us car park exit on the A420. However, severe weather conditions caused by recent storms has meant that this work has had to be postponed. A new date has now been selected for the removal of the gantry: the… read more

M4 J15 Badbury

Highways England operates, maintains and improves England’s motorways and major A roads. I am writing to let you know we will shortly be carrying out works in this area. The works As part of our commitment ot improve traffic flow in this area, we plan to improve capacity on the A419 by adding a dedicated… read more

Reporting Fallen Trees

Storm Ciara has brought down several trees along the Railway Path, and Storm Dennis may bring down some more. We’d be happy to collate a list of any locations needing attention. Some may be small enough to be dealt with by volunteers, but larger trees will need a Sustrans tree surgeon with proper equipment, and… read more

Wichelstowe Southern Access Road

Work to build the embankment south of the M4 is progressing well. The embankment will play a major part in how we will create a tunnel under the M4 without closing the road. We will be explaining how this will work in future editions. You may have noticed that average speed cameras have been installed… read more

Mannington road improvement scheme complete

Shoppers using Mannington Retail Park are benefitting from a scheme which will significantly improve congestion at a major Swindon roundabout. A new slip road from the retail park directly onto Great Western Way has just been opened, which will reduce the amount of traffic leaving the shopping area at the Wootton Bassett Road exit and… read more

Highways E-Newsletter January 2020

Wichelstowe Southern Access Road When driving towards Junction 16 of the M4, you may have noticed that work has started on the Wichelstowe Southern Access. Construction of a temporary embankment has begun and cables used by Highways England to monitor Swindon’s roads have now been relocated. The Southern Access, which will create an additional route… read more