The agents delivering the cable installation work have confirmed the following:
Road closure: Old Vicarage Lane railway bridge
Access to the village via the bridge/A420/Old Vicarage Lane will be closed from around 8am on Monday 21st May to Tuesday 5th June 2018. Please note that this is worse case scenario and it may open earlier but this cannot be guaranteed.
Temporary traffic lights: Various locations
In addition to this, the workers will be excavating at points along the new cable route to pull and joint new cables. This work will involve two-way temporary traffic lights for a small section around the joint hole.
This will take place at:
- Old Vicarage Lane – Start: 08.05.18 Finish: 15.05.18
- Supermarine Road to Highworth Road – Start: 09.05.18 Finish: 16.05.18
- Highworth Road to end of Road Closure – Start: 10.05.18 Finish: 17.05.18
- Old Vicarage Lane – Start: 14.05.18 Finish: 21.05.18
- Highworth Road to end of Road Closure – Start: 16.05.18 Finish: 23.05.18
- Supermarine Road to Highworth Road – Start: 18.05.18 Finish: 25.05.18
We have asked the agent managing the work to restrict work outside school to half-term to avoid worsening traffic issues at school times. The agent will also be working to reduce the risk of HGV’s navigating Pound Corner to access Old Vicarage Lane.
We are aware of residents frustration with the ongoing roadworks as well as concerns about the damage and litter and the Parish Council are continuing to communicate with the agents.
Claire Penny, Parish Clerk
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.