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Internal News - 31 March 2008

A36 roadworks start today

Work starts today (Monday 31 March) on roadworks at Limpley Stoke that will close the A36 to through-traffic for up to 12 weeks.

For the first three weeks there will be strictly no access between the B3108 (to Bradford-on-Avon) and Brassknocker Hill, due to the necessary relocation of a gas main.

After the first three weeks, light vehicles only will be able to use the B3108/Brassknocker Hill route during the daytime and traffic will be controlled by three-way signals to ensure a steady flow of vehicles in and out of the junction.

The road will be closed at night (from 7pm until 7am the following morning) to complete piling work at Monkton Combe. The section of the A36 by Waterhouse Lane will remain totally inaccessible to through-traffic for up to 12 weeks.

Gatehouses are going to be installed on the A36 at Beckington, at the junction with the A366, and at Bathampton. Gatehouse staff will re-direct genuine through-traffic and advise drivers that the A36 is closed at Limpley Stoke.

The construction company, InterRoute, has distributed badges to residents and businesses in the immediately affected area, to ease passage through the gatehouses at certain times of day.

Badges will not, however, allow road users through the work site at any time and all drivers with a valid reason (whether or not they possess a badge) will, of course, be waved through the gatehouses.

Revised bus timetables will be in operation during this time (see A36 presentations and information for staff in related links). Although these timetables may differ to those of the normal routes, Wiltshire CC has worked hard to accommodate all existing pick up points. The shuttle service, which will link with the 264/265 in Bradford-on-Avon, is a non-fare paying service.

Queries of a non urgent nature regarding the work should be directed to the InterRoute Customer Care Team on 0845 7 50 40 30.

For more detailed information on the work being carried out, please see the related links section.

Information has been supplied by InterRoute.