***Communication from Cllr Cathy Martyn regarding Road Closures***

***Communication from Cllr Cathy Martyn regarding Road Closures***

Upcoming highways works in Wroughton over the next couple of months:
– Swindon Road: Virgin Media
– Moormead Road/ Perrys Lane, then Inverary Road: Instalcom
– Swindon Road: pavement improvements from The Grange towards the village centre
– Junction of Devizes Road, The Pitchens, Priors Hill: Conlon (off-site highways works from the Bellway site behind Marlborough Road)
– Devizes Road: waterproofing the Sixties Bridge/ Culvert
Please find below an update on the upcoming highways works in Wroughton. SBC officers have worked to improve communication with us since the previous road closures and have provided the following information. They have also worked hard to try to minimise the impact of these works on residents, particularly pupils at the local schools, as they recognise how much school time has been disrupted during the pandemic and they’ve therefore tried to ensure that the works all take place and finish before the schools come back in September.
Swindon Road: Virgin Media
SBC has just received a call from Virgin Media to say that they need to go in on Swindon Road Wroughton under three-way temp signals, on the junction with Lister Road. This is due to a major fault they have found on the fibre cables where they are unable to repair due to the location of the ducting. They have found a new route into the area, but this consists of excavating into the roundabout and taking one lane out to do so. They have said that they should get the work completed today but might need to overrun into the morning to reinstate if they cant get the duct in place by a certain time before the reinstatement crew finish their shift for the day. This is critical works to make sure that the Virgin Media network in Wroughton stays live and residents not have any down time where the services are lost for a number of days.
Moormead Road/ Perrys Lane/ Inverary Road: Instalcom
Instalcom will be going back in on Monday to complete the connection from Moormead Road into Perrys Lane utilising temporary signals when needed. This works are anticipated to take two weeks, as long as no surprises are found in the ground. Once they have finished on the Moormead into Perrys Lane, they will then move back onto Inverary Road and complete the works here in the school holiday period. This should then take them up to the end of August and complete before the school reopens to students.
Swindon Road – pavement improvement from The Grange
We also have a footway reconstruction scheme starting on Swindon Road starting from The Grange development and going south towards the village for about 100 meters renewing the kerbs and reconstructing the footway level. These works will be conducted under two-way signals, and if need be, manually controlled at peak times. These works are anticipated to last 4 weeks and will be completed before the school reopens to students.
Junction of Devizes Road, The Pitchens, Priors Hill: Conlon (off-site highways works from the Bellway site behind Marlborough Road)
Conlons works will be completed by the 22nd July where all their works should be complete, as long as we do not have any remedial works, they shouldn’t need to book any road space going forward after the 22nd July. If they do, SBC will notify us before they start works and let us know what they will be doing. Residents who will be affected have had a letter drop direct from Conlon with Conlon’s contact details: enquiries@conlon.co.uk SBC has confirmed that entry and exit will be maintained for residents in Willow Walk and Devizes Road side road. Conlon will have presence on site where they will be able to allow the entry and exit when it is safe to do so. SBC has spoken with Conlon and reminded them that entry and exit has to be maintained at all times, and that they shall not keep residents, carers or visitors to the area waiting longer than needs be.
Water proofing the Sixties Bridge on Devizes Road
Work will be starting Monday 18th July, this will be conducted under two-way temp signals and will be manually controlled at peak times if required. These works are anticipated to last until the 2nd September where all Traffic Management will be off the road and completed before the school reopens to students.
This is all the major work that will be disruptive in Wroughton over the coming weeks. All the works need to be carried out and SBC’s main aim was to get these works booked in and completed before the schools go back in September. SBC advises that this ensures the traffic management needed for all these works is kept to a minimum, but still to Chapter 8 standard and safe for both highway users and the workforce.
If you have any questions, please email us. Thankyou.
Cathy
Councillor Cathy Martyn
Cllr Cathy Martyn: cmartyn2@swindon.gov.uk
Cllr David Martyn: dmartyn@swindon.gov.uk
Cllr Brian Ford: bford@swindon.gov.uk