Overnight resurfacing work on the A419 north of Swindon, Wiltshire
|Published date:||8 August 2013|
HIGHWAYS AGENCY News Release issued 8 August 2013
Work to improve the road surface on a section of the A419 between Blunsdon near Swindon and Marston Meysey near Cricklade, will start next Monday (12 August) and last for approximately four weeks.
The work, which will take place over 16 nights, will involve resurfacing the road and repainting white lines. For it to be carried out safely, the northbound and southbound carriageways will be subject to a series of overnight closures between 8pm and 6am the following morning.
Chris Pope, Highways Agency project sponsor, said:
“The top surface of this section of the A419 has reached the end of its life and now needs to be replaced. This work will improve the road surface, prolong the life of the carriageway and keep the road in a safe and serviceable condition for many years to come.
“We have planned the work to cause the least possible disruption, but road users are advised to plan ahead and allow longer for their journeys. Drivers should note that they will need to follow signed diversions rather than relying on satellite navigation systems during the scheduled overnight closures of the A419.
The work will take place in four phases:
* Phase One (12-16 August): The northbound carriageway will be closed from Turnpike Junction to Cricklade Junction). Road users will be diverted via the A4311, B4534, B4553 and the B4040.
* Phase Two (19-22 August and 27August – 5 nights work excluding bank holiday period): The northbound carriageway will be closed from Cricklade Junction to Spine Road Junction. Road users will be diverted via the B4040 and the B4696.
* Phase Three (28-30 August & 2 September): The southbound carriageway will be closed from the Spine Road Junction to the Cricklade Junction. Road users will be diverted via the B4696 and the B4040.
* Phase Four (3-4 September): The southbound carriageway will be closed from the Cricklade Junction to the Lady Lane Junction. Road users will be diverted via the B4040, B4553, B4534 and the A4311.
All work will be restricted to overnight closures between 8pm and 6am. No work is planned over the August Bank holiday period from 6am on Friday 23 August to 12.01am on Tuesday 27 August. All work is scheduled to be completed by Thursday 5 September. All diversion routes have been agreed by Wiltshire County Council and will be clearly signposted.
Notes to Editors:
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