Category Archives: Traffic & Roadworks

Old Vicarage Lane: One day closure

Following the Network Rail’s work on the bridge on Old Vicarage Lane last month, the road surface needs to be repaired.

SBC have confirmed that the work will be done on Thursday 19th January 2017. Although the time has not been confirmed yet, it is most likely to be from early morning (around 6am) to early evening (about 6pm) but not overnight.

Signage will be appearing in the village shortly.

Road Closure: Old Vicarage Lane

Old Vicarage Lane will be closed at the railway bridge from Monday 8th August to Friday 9th December 2016 to allow for repairs to the bridge. This means that residents will not be able to access the A420 via this road.

Diversion signs will be in place and will direct traffic via the Keypoint entrance to the village.

Please note that the businesses located on Old Vicarage Lane remain open as usual. Some of businesses use HGV’s which will have to use Thornhill Road and Highworth Road for access. Therefore reports of HGVs in the village must be confined only to those seen to be passing through Pound Corner without using Old Vicarage Lane.

New Eastern Villages Development – Consultation and Information Events

The New Eastern Villages is a planned development of around 8,000 homes to the east of the A419. Two public consultation & information events are being held for residents and local businesses regarding the transport infrastructure required to support delivery of the New Eastern Villages. This infrastructure includes:

  • Greenbridge Roundabout improvements
  • White Hart junction improvements
  • A420 Police Station and Gablecross junction improvements
  • Great Stall Bridge – a bridge across the A419 connecting the new development with Covingham, and
  • A Southern Connector Road linking the new development with Commonhead Roundabout.

The drop in events will provide more details on the proposals, and members of the Swindon Borough Council project team will be on hand to answer questions. The two events are:-

  • Friday 18th March at Coleview Community Centre, Towcester Road; 12:00 – 17:00
  • Monday 21th March at Hooper’s Field Sports Complex, Rotten Row; Wanborough; 15:00 – 20:00

This is the opportunity for you to find out more about what is happening in the area. If you are unable to attend, or would like further information, please contact