Wootton Bassett Road & Kingshill Roundabout to close to traffic

Essential resurfacing has been planned for the October half term between Monday 24th October and Friday 28th October, which will see two popular roads in Swindon closed to traffic.

Wootton Basset Road to close in Swindon
Wootton Bassett Road in Swindon

Wootton Bassett Road will be closed between 8am and 6pm each day.

The work is scheduled to take place before the forthcoming scheme to transform Junction 16 of the M4 gets fully underway.

The junction will be closed for the duration of the works as there is insufficient space to safely undertake the works and maintain any form of through traffic. The resurfacing, as in the case of Wootton Bassett Road, cannot be carried out overnight due to nearby residential properties.

Motorists are advised to avoid both junctions during this period and to allow more time for their journeys.

Advanced warning signs have been put out ahead of the work and diversions will be in place.

Two diversion routes have been set up for traffic that would ordinarily use Wootton Bassett Road. Motorists heading in the direction of Old Town should go via Redposts Drive, Blackhorse Way, Croft Road, Devizes Road and Bath Road.

Jason Humm, Swindon Borough Council’s Head of Highways and Transport, said: “The various teams within Highways always aim to plan works effectively so we minimise disruption as much as we possibly can, which is why these works have been programmed in during the quieter school holiday period.

“We have deliberately kept these two schemes on hold because of the major projects that have been taking place in the town over the last two years, but the carriageways have deteriorated to such an extent that we cannot wait any longer.

“The work to transform Junction 16 of the M4 will also get into full swing next month so it is important the Wootton Bassett Road repairs are done now.

“We appreciate the resurfacing projects will inconvenience people for a short period while the road surface is improved, but we just ask that motorists bear with us for a few days while these repairs are carried out.”

For more information on the proposed resurfacing works, you can visit – http://www.swindonnews.org.uk/essential-resurfacing-planned-for-school-holidays/.