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First of Wiltshire’s road opening schemes in operation – with more to come

August 4, 2020 4:51 PM
By WC

temporary cycle trackThe first of Wiltshire Council's projects to make it easier and safer for pedestrians and cyclists to access shops, businesses and places of work has been completed in Chippenham.

The scheme, along part of the A420, has created a segregated cycleway to help link Bumpers Farm to the town centre, giving cyclists easy access to the centre of the town.

It is the first scheme to be completed in Wiltshire so far, with three others in progress - one linking Winsley and Bradford on Avon on the B3108; Salisbury cycleways to link Harnham to the city centre, creating cycleways on Brown Street and Exeter Street; and a segregated cycleway on the A361 Hilperton Road in Trowbridge. The council has been unable to proceed with the cycling route proposed at Hook Street, Lydiard Tregoze, as its partners on the scheme, Swindon Borough Council, withdrew. That route was proposed as a safe alternative to the busy A3102, Junction 16 of the M4 and the Blagrove roundabout.

The scheme will be in place for six months.

For more information on the schemes and to download maps, please see: www.wiltshire.gov.uk/highways-road-reallocation-schemes