Council awarded funds for road changes to make social distancing easier

Swindon Borough Council has been awarded more than £200,000 from the Government to make changes to the road network to make it easier for people to walk and cycle. The proposed road changes are to facilitate social distancing in Swindon as the local economy begins to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since… read more

Latest ‘Highway News’ Newsletter

You can read the complete newsletter here. Dear readers, Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Tuesday (23 June), I wanted to update you on how my team have been responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, while also continuing to deliver our major transport schemes and essential maintenance programmes. Working with colleagues across the Council we helped… read more

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