Overnight road closures and restrictions in Swindon

This Order is being introduced for essential highway maintenance and will prohibit vehicles from proceeding when overnight closures are in place on the following roads: Faraday Road adjacent to Dorcan Industrial Estate – No through road (access only) A361 Highworth Road at Redlands Area – traffic to be diverted via B4019, A419, A361 and vice… read more

Swindon’s Road Safety Strategy

The Council is seeking views on its updated Road Safety Strategy and we would welcome your comments. The Council’s last road safety strategy – The Strategic Plan for Accident Reduction – was approved in 2010 and with changes in national guidance and best practice and the slowing of progress in road casualty reductions it is… read more

Community Speed Watch Enforcement Officers To Challenge Speeding Motorists

A new initiative introduced by the Wiltshire Police Criminal Justice Department has committed a dedicated resource to support Community Speed Watch Volunteers across the Force area. The new role of Police Community Speedwatch (CSW) Enforcement Officer will complement existing policing methods carried out by the Roads Policing Unit and Community Policing Teams. The overall aim… read more

Speed limit lowered from 60mph to 40mph on Draycot Foliat lane

A 40mph speed limit has been imposed on Draycot Close, a country lane in Draycot Foliat south of Chiseldon. Cars were previously allowed to drive at 60mph on the narrow single-carriageway road but Chiseldon parish Council applied to Swindon Borough Council for an order to lower the limit on safety grounds. Parish council chairman Matt… read more

Thamesdown Drive resurfacing

From 21 June sections of Thamesdown Drive are due to be resurfaced. The work will take 6-7 weeks to complete and will take place at the following locations: The Orbital Shopping Park/Eastbury Way junction Link between Redhouse Way and Eastbury Way eastbound only Redhouse Way/Torun Way junction Oakhurst Way/Thursday Street junction Haydon Brook Bridge northbound… read more