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

Improvements to the Railway Path

Improvements complete for path linking Swindon to Marlborough You may have noticed quite a bit of work on the path recently, undertaken by Sustrans: there’s some new surface, new benches and signing and quite a lot of tree management. We hope this makes the path easier and more enjoyable. There’s an article about it in… 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

Bus and Train Timetable Changes Over Christmas

There will be a number of changes to bus timetables over Christmas. Please take a look at the Stagecoach and Swindon Bus Company websites for more information. Also, from 15 December 2019, three quarters of Great Western Railway journey times will change. Please check the GWR website to see if you will be affected. Christmas… 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

Riding home for Christmas

Swindon has over seven miles of cycle routes providing a traffic-free solution to get to the Town Centre. Each cycle route has wide paths, street lighting and some routes even have CCTV.

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

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).

Great Western Railway changes over Christmas

From Sunday, 15 December there will be major timetable changes coming to Great Western Railway. In addition, the calling patterns for many services may also be different. There will also be a temporary timetable in place while Network Rail work on infrastructure upgrades over Christmas and New Year. This will affect services from Tuesday, 24… read more