Drivers are being warned of delays on Swindon roads over the next three weeks while three sets of carriageway repairs and improvements are carried out.
Major work will start next Monday 8 August on the approaches to Mannington Roundabout on Great Western Way, which will see the carriageway around the roundabout and the approaches completely resurfaced, and new road markings, signs and lighting installed.
The work is scheduled to take three weeks, after which the traffic signals on the roundabout will become part-time and will be switched off overnight to prevent excessive delays during quiet periods, and to save energy. The exact times of the switch off have yet to be decided.
At least one lane of traffic will be maintained throughout the works and they have been scheduled for the quietest time of the year, but drivers are warned that delays are inevitable.
Monday 8th also sees the start of a four-day long set of roadworks outside the new Aldi store on Drove Road, in preparation for its opening on 1 September.
The stretch between the Magic Roundabout and the junctions with Plymouth Street and Dudmore Road will be resurfaced and a new traffic island will be built, to allow traffic to safely turn right into the store’s car park. Traffic flow will be maintained at all times, although there will be lane restrictions. The work will take place between 8.30am and 4.pm for completion on 11 Thursday.
There will be one day of roadworks in Crombey Street on Sunday 21 August, between Whitney Street and Deacon Street, which will require complete closure of the road. The work will last between 8am and 8pm. Traffic marshalls will be on hand to guide traffic around the diversion routes, which will be signed.
Local residents have been informed and have been asked not to park in Crombey Street during the work. Access will be maintained to homes and businesses.