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

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

Hodson Road improvements

From Monday, 11 November we will begin the ground investigation work for the embankment at Hodson Road (adjacent to the M4). This means that the road will be closed for three weeks and a diversion through Wroughton will be in operation. Access for residents and local businesses will be maintained at all times.

Notice Of Temporary Road Closure – B4005 Hodson Lane, Chiseldon, Swindon

This Order has been made to allow ground investigation works to the Hodson embankment and will prohibit vehicles from proceeding on the B4005 Hodson Lane between Broome Manor Lane and the A346 Marlborough Road. Traffic will be diverted via B4006 Marlborough Road, Pipers Way, Croft Road, Swindon Road (Wroughton), Moormead Road (Wroughton), Marlborough Road (Wrougton)… read more