Tag: roadworks

Brentfore Street resurfacing

Contractors for Barratt Homes are intending to close parts of Brentfore Street for up to three days during the week starting Monday 4th September. The closures will affect the junctions of Brentfore Street with Holne Road and with Timoney Place. The closures are to allow the junctions to be resurfaced. Access to the section of

February road closures

Getting out of Wichelstowe towards the west could be difficult in the second half of February. Mill Lane will be closed from 15th to 23rd February between Waitrose car park and the bridge over the motorway to allow works on nearby houses being built. The traffic calming on Mill Lane will also be replaced at the same

Taylor Wimpey to prepare roads for adoption, again

In a letter sent to local councillors but not yet to East Wichel residents, Brian Peers, the Adoptions Manager at Taylor Wimpey, says that they will be starting work, again, preparing the roads in East Wichel for adoption. Taylor Wimpey have started work on East Wichel’s roads many times before and never seem to get

End in sight for Barratt’s road surfacing

It’s over six months since Barratt Homes announced that road surfacing would take up to two months and be complete by mid-March. Now, after several delays including a change of contractor and a dispute with Swindon Borough Council, the end is finally in sight for their work. A letter to residents of Holne Road, Rylane,

Road surfacing curbed by kerb height argument

Barratt Homes have written to residents in East Wichel, explaining the latest delay to surfacing work on Holne Road and Brentfore Street. The final surfacing and completion of our current works on site has been delayed due to a detailing issue raised by Swindon Borough Council which is applicable to all developers on the Wichelstowe

Mill Lane closed for new bridge signs

Mill Lane will be closed today only, 24 March, to allow new signs to be installed on the bridge that carries the old railway line footpath. There will be new signs on the approaches to the bridge and also at the junction of Mill Lane with Foxham Way near Waitrose. Also starting today on Mill

Taylor Wimpey to close Staldon Road for three months

With almost no public announcement, Taylor Wimpey will be closing Staldon Road, near East Wichel School, from Wednesday 15 October. The road will be closed for up to three months, for what they claim are health and safety reasons, whilst houses are built on nearby plots. Access to both the school and the community centre

Foxham Way to close for almost two months

Foxham Way will be closed from Monday 2 December until 20 December, and again from 2 January until late January. The closure is to allow the junction with Mill Lane to be replaced with a roundabout. The works are in preparation for the opening of the supermarket being built there. There have been temporary traffic

Mill Lane closure – date confirmed

Swindon Borough Council have now confirmed that Mill Lane will close on Monday 22 July between its junctions with Foxham Way and Wharf Road. Some preparatory work will be done on the road the week before. The closure is starting a month later than previously advertised, but the lane is still expected to re-open in

Mill Lane to close

Swindon Borough Council has announced that Mill Lane is to be closed for eight months between its junctions with Foxham Way and Wharf Road. This is to allow preparatory drainage work for the Wichelstowe District Centre. The closure will be from mid-June to January. Long-term plans are that Mill Lane between Beavan’s Bridge and Mill

Temporary road closures

From Swindon Borough Council’s list of road closures: Temporary road closures of Langdean Road and Blackhorse Way with temporary traffic signals at Croft Road/Pipers Way junction for works by Serco, from Monday 28 May to Sunday 17 June. Stagecoach Buses have stated that their service 73 will be diverted. Owing to the partial closure of