Major resurfacing to take place in Swindon over summer

By Anita Jaynes on 30 June, 2023

A programme to improve roads across Swindon will begin next week.

The essential resurfacing will take place across 14 sites in the Borough and will be completed in phases. It forms part of Swindon Borough Council’s major maintenance programme and will see more than £900,000 invested in the Borough’s road network.

Broome Manor Lane. Knollys Close, Weedon Road and Amberley Close, will be the first roads to benefit from the resurfacing and the work is estimated to take a day to complete.

Work on the first phases will begin on Tuesday 4th July and, in order to complete the resurfacing as quickly as possible, the road will be closed between 8am and 6pm each day.

Access will be maintained for local residents and diversions will be in place for other motorists. Letters are also being sent to local residents informing them of the work.

The second phase will get underway from Monday 10th July with Penhill Drive set to be closed for two days and Edison Road, which will be resurfaced overnight. High Street, Blunsdon, which will be closed for three days, will also receive much-needed repairs. It is anticipated work will be completed by Wednesday 19th July. 

A further seven sites will also form part of the resurfacing programme, with works taking place through the remainder of July and throughout August via a mixture of day and night-time closures.

Some of the major resurfacing works taking place during the final phases include a three-day, day-time joint closure of The Drive and Tyneham Road in Nythe, and a three-day night-time closure of Great Western Way (J16, Frankland Rd and Toothill Park Area).

Work to repair County Road, which had been part of the original programme, was brought forward this week to coincide with Thames Water’s closure of the road to minimise future disruption to local residents and motorists.

Residents and motorists are advised to check the Council website for full details and up-to-date information. 

Councillor Chris Watts, Swindon Borough Councils Cabinet Member for the Environment and Transport, said, “The roads which have been identified for this resurfacing programme are on our priority list and are in really poor condition. 

“We know there are many more roads which require attention, but we only have a limited amount of capital funding to carry out this work and we need to spend it wisely to ensure we keep Swindon moving and the local roads safe for those that use them.

“As with any repair work, there will be some level of disruption, but we hope residents will bear with us while our crews complete this work over the next two months.”