Swindon: Update On Major Roadworks

19 January 2015, 15:25 | Updated: 19 January 2015, 15:27

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As roadworks continue on two major projects in Swindon, people are getting the chance to question the people behind them.

The Bruce Street works started on 22 September and are part of the overall Great Western Way Highway Improvement Scheme, to reduce queuing and improve the flow of traffic at four major junctions, the Bruce Street Bridges junction, the Cockleberry roundabout, the North Star roundabout and the Transfer Bridges junction. 

The current work will see the replacement of the four mini-roundabouts at the Bruce Street Bridges junction in Cheney Manor with a more efficient single roundabout, and the introduction of a traffic signal-controlled junction at Newcome Drive to improve access into the Hawksworth Industrial Estate from Great Western Way. 

In November, work started to install extra drainage pipes in nine roads and streets across Cheney Manor to reduce the risk of flooding, which the area has regularly suffered from in periods of heavy rain. 

The final designs for the work were developed after extensive public consultations. The £8m scheme will be funded by contributions secured by Swindon Borough Council from housing developers, along with money from the Department for Transport and the Environment Agency. 

The event's being held at Even Swindon Community Centre in Jennings Street, Swindon, SN2 2BG, between 2pm and 8pm. 

Members of Swindon Borough Council's project team and the contractor, Wills Brothers Ltd, will available to answer questions and provide information on why the work is necessary and its progress. 

You can find out more here.