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Video shows Melksham bypass route

July 7, 2021 12:40 PM

Wiltshire Council has released a video that depicts the route of the A350 Melksham bypass.

The video shows the route in the landscape, including the four new roundabout junctions and their locations. The video includes other features such as the viaduct over the River Avon, a bridge that carries the bypass over the Wilts and Berks Canal, four bridges over the Clackers and Forest Brooks, plus drainage ponds and other measures to reduce flood risks.

Also featured in the video are environmental mitigations that are anticipated as part of the scheme, such as vegetation planting along sections of the bypass, plus existing public rights of way for walking, cycling and horse-riding that may or may not be adjusted to ensure connectivity.

The council is currently seeking views on the route as part of the consultation exercise, which ends on Sunday 8 August. People can find out more about the proposals and ask questions at an online engagement session, which will be held on Tuesday 13 July at 6pm. You can pre-book attendance for this session on the Wiltshire Council website and also ask questions in advance, to be answered at the event.

WC claims the bypass will improve connectivity through Wiltshire, allow faster journeys, ease congestion and improve air quality.

To watch the video, find out more about the scheme, sign up for the remaining engagement event and take the survey, go to