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

Drink and Drug Driving Campaign Launches Tomorrow

Wiltshire Police is supporting the National Police Chiefs Council Drink Drug Drive campaign that launches this week and runs through to January. Inspector Mark Freeman, of Specialist Operations, said: “Since 2015 we have had the ability to make roadside checks for suspected drug drivers as well as those who risk drinking and driving. The drug… read more

Thames Water to close all inbound lanes of Queens Drive

Queens Drive will be completely closed inbound between Drakes Way and the Magic Roundabout from 9pm this evening (5 Dec) due to a damaged water main. Thames Water requested the closure after initial investigation work proved to be inconclusive. The water company will now expose the water main in an effort to identify the exact… read more

Drivers Warned about the Dangers of Flood Water

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding drivers to take care when driving on roads potentially affected by flooding. A number of calls have been received today (22 November) from people who have driven into floodwater and then got stuck. Two rescues have been carried out. With bad weather likely to continue over… read more

Highways E-Newsletter November 2019

Great Western Railway timetable changes From 15 December 2019, three quarters of Great Western Railway journey times will change. Check the GWR website to see if you will be affected. GWR timetable changes Current Roadworks Hyde Road, Stratton St. Margaret Tithegrove has closed the road for resurfacing. The road is due to re-open today (22… read more

Our First Speed Indictor Device (SID)

We are pleased to have installed our first speed indictor device (SID) on Hodson Road this week. SID will remind drivers that the village is a 30mph zone throughout. We can gather data from SID on the number of vehicles speeding and use this to assist the police and SBC with further traffic calming measures…. read more

Wessex 4×4 Response

If you need to get to work over the snowy weather or during floods etc, consider asking your company to register with Wessex 4×4. This is a volunteer organisation that for a small fee to cover costs use their list of 4×4 drivers to assist in travel crisis. The NHS use Wessex 4×4 and the… read more

Hodson Road improvements

Ground investigations for the failing embankment at Hodson Road started last Monday. Our contractors have been drilling boreholes and installing equipment that will enable the embankment to be monitored remotely. The road will be open later today (22 November).

Council has preparations in place ahead of winter season

A team of eight drivers and eight gritting lorries are on standby should Swindon be hit by freezing temperatures over the coming months. More than 500 tonnes of salt were delivered to Swindon Borough Council’s Waterside depot in Cheney Manor Industrial Estate during the summer, taking the road salt stockpile to over 1,300 tonnes. The… read more