Please note that the date of this closure has now changed to 3rd April to 16th May 2018. Work has begun in the road but vehicles will be able to pass until the full closure takes place.
The allotments will still be accessible during the closure period.
The Parish Council are in regular contact with the agents managing this and will post updates as we get them.
Highworth Road will be closed from Monday 5th March to Tuesday 17th April 2018 to allow the installation of a power cable. This is a continuation of the work that has been taking place in the village recently.
A map of the exact closure is below.
The agents delivering the work will be in contact with residents on the road about access and the Parish Council will stay in regular contact with the agents. We will post updates on this website as they occur.
Swindon Borough Council are hosting two more drop-in events to allow residents to view the proposed plans for road network for the New Eastern Villages.
Details of both events are below.
Alternatively, plans can be viewed online at http://www.swindon.gov.uk/NEV. You can also see a summary of the proposals by South Marston Parish Council here.
Please note that todays event will now run 5pm to 6pm, not 5pm to 8pm as previously advertised.
The agents responsible for the roadworks taking place within the village at the moment will be hosting a a drop in event in the village hall tomorrow, Wednesday 24th January 2018, 5pm to 6pm. Please note that this time has changed from the original time of 5pm to 8pm.
This event is designed to answer any residents questions and inform residents of future activity.
Roadworks are due to take place on Old Vicarage Lane from 2nd January to 10th February 2018.
The work is to install a power cable to power Symmetry Park. The work will begin from the railway bridge end and move up Old Vicarage Lane. They will eventually connect up with the work being done at Supermarine Road.
The work will take place on the road (rather than the footpaths – where they exist) and the contractors will be using two-way lights to control the traffic.
The work will all be on the right-hand side of the road (facing into the village) so will not cross the entrances to the Recreation Ground or school but will cross the Church entrance, the pub entrance and the entrances to Church Ground and Nightingale Lane.
The Parish Council are in contact with those doing the work and will update as we get more news.
As part of the installation of a power cable to the new hub development, Supermarine Road and Stirling Road will have roadworks on the following weekends: 6th – 7th January 2018 and 23th -14th January 2018. Both roads will still be open although they will have a lane closure in place.