The fourth meeting for residents to express their views on getting the road built and receive updates on discussions with the council takes place at St Andrews Church Hall, Moredon Road, SN25 3DF on Friday 19 June, 7pm.
People from North and West Swindon, and anybody else affected by the continued traffic congestion, are invited to attend.
Now the election season is over the consortium of residents’ associations behind the campaign to see Thamesdown Drive linked to the Great Western Way is working with Swindon Council on a business plan to convince central government to support the capital investment of around £40million
A draft business case is being discussed by a council cabinet working group which includes TDEX representatives. Kevin Fisher of Shaw Residents’ Association welcomed the publication of the 61 page draft document. “It’s a start in setting out the problems to be solved against the options available,” he said. “It clearly states the need for cycle paths to run the length of any potential new road, which is very much welcomed by the SRA.
“However, there is still a great deal of work to be done to convert this draft into a compelling justification for the design work funding from the Swindon & Wiltsire Local Enterprise Partnership.
“From the recent SRA/Link magazine survey 91 per cent of respondents want the road to be completed within a very optimistic six years. But we remain cautious over timescales and priorities being afforded to this project.”
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Pictured top by Richard Wintle of Calyx, a traffic hold up on Mead Way following an accident