Category Archives: Traffic & Roadworks

Road closure: 21st May 2017

Please note that the bridge at Old Vicarage Lane will be closed for further work from 1am – 6am on Sunday 21st May.

A diversion will be in place for these hours, directing traffic out/in the village via Thornhill Road and Highworth Road.


Proposed weight limit on Supermarine Road

Thanks to the work of the community and the Parish Council, Swindon Borough Council have begun a consultation on a proposed 7.5T HGV restriction on Supermarine Road, Swindon.

The proposed traffic order is designed to resolve the issues of HGV’s that are unaware of the weight restrictions already in place on Highworth Road/Thornhill Road and access the area via Supermarine Road. They are then unable to turn around due to the road layout so are forced to access the village. Placing a weight limit on Supermarine Road itself will hopefully prevent this from happening.

Details of the public consultation and the logic behind the proposed order can be seen below.



Notice is HEREBY GIVEN that Swindon Borough Council proposes to make an Order under the relevant sections of The Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 the effect of which will be:

To restrict heavy goods vehicle in excess of 7.5t maximum gross weight with the exception of access to proceed along Supermarine Road, C141 and C142.

 The HGV 7.5t restriction along the C142 (Highworth Road) and C141 (Thornhill and Road and Highworth Road) is an existing restriction to be revoked and re-introduced in this Order.

A copy of the draft Order, plan and reasons for the proposal may be inspected at the One Stop Shop, Wat Tyler House, Euclid Street, Swindon during opening hours for a period of 21 days from 10 March 2017.

Objections to the proposed Order, stating the grounds of the objection, should be made in writing to reach the undersigned, quoting reference (ZA/TRO/Supermarine Road) by no later than 30 March 2017.

Head of Highways and Transport Services, Wat Tyler House West, Beckhampton Street, Swindon SN1 2JH, 

10 March 2017

For further information contact the Traffic Section on (01793) 466401 or online

Supermarine Road SOR


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