Category Archives: Traffic & Roadworks

Road Closure: Highworth Road

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.


Another chance to see the proposed NEV road network

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 You can also see a summary of the proposals by South Marston Parish Council here.

Old Vicarage Lane: Roadworks start soon

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.

Highworth Road cable installation

Starting this Thursday, 30th November, work will begin on installation of a power cable in the verge on Highworth Road as you come round the corner from Supermarine Road. This work will last approximately three weeks.

The Parish Council are continuing to liaise with the company responsible for the work and will update as needed.

Please ensure you leave extra time for journeys in case of delays.