Regent Circus consultation to take place next week

Proposals to change the layout of Regent Circus will be unveiled to the public next week.

Two drop-in sessions have been organised at the Central Library next Friday (16 June) and Saturday (17 June) to explain the plans, which include installing a continuous bus lane that will run from the eastern end of Commercial Road through to Princes Street.

For further details on the proposed scheme see the website.

First phase of Akers Way reconstruction to be completed today

A brand new section of carriageway will open along Akers Way this evening (9 June).

The entire stretch of Akers Way will be open to traffic throughout the weekend to allow the roundabout outside Farm Foods at the junction with Moredon Road, Whitworth Road, Cheney Manor Road and The Broadway, to be resurfaced.

Phase 2 of the Akers Way reconstruction will begin on Monday (12 June) and the road will be closed to through traffic from the Purton Road roundabout to Nova Hreod Academy. Please click the link for important information relating to the diversion route.

Good progress being made at Junction 16

The contractor working on the improvements to Junction 16 of the M4 is continuing to make good progress and the majority of the 100,000 tonnes of clay needed to provide the additional road surface is now in place.

The work is expected to have more of an impact on motorists over the coming weeks. For further information about this click on the link.

Thames Avenue traffic calming changes

The Council’s Highways team has this week been changing some of the traffic calming measures on Thames Avenue. The work was part of a Localities project which came at the request of local ward councillors following feedback from residents that vehicles were having difficulty passing one another through the narrowest sections of the road. These areas are designed to keep traffic speeds low, but the road has been slightly widened to make it easier for traffic to pass while still keeping speeds down.

The work was due to be completed today (9th June).

Upgraded footway at Alexandra Park

Work will begin on Monday (12 June) to upgrade the existing footway which runs from Alexandra Park toward Wroughton. A new tarmac surface will be layed, widening the path slightly where possible and providing kerbs where necessary.

The work could take up to eight weeks and will connect into the existing tarmac path which runs from Wroughton to Burderop Park.  The road will have temporary traffic lights to provide a safe working area for the contractors, and delays are possible.

Brewery Street car park in Highworth gets a refresh

Work has been carried out this week to refresh the parking bays in Brewery Street car park in Highworth. This is another Localities project and was requested by local councillors and Highworth Town Council as the markings had almost completely worn away in some sections.

The recent removal of the recycling bins allowed additional parking bays to be created, including three new disabled bays.