New through road begins to take shape

Work on creating a new carriageway through the existing Wraxall Road roundabout on the A4174 ring road is now well under way.

The scheme to create a fully signal-controlled ‘throughabout’ at the junction to increase capacity and reduce congestion is costing almost £6m. Work started in August and is expected to last until next September.

Drainage works under the new carriageway are almost complete and work has started on constructing the lower levels of the road.

Other work on site includes the removal of the existing central reservations and the construction of the new road layout on some of the approaches to the roundabout.

Narrow lanes have been installed at the roundabout and a temporary speed limit of 30mph introduced.

Some of the work taking place requires lane closures. To limit disruption, this work is being carried out overnight when there is less traffic on the roads. During the overnight works, the carriageway in both directions of the A4174 is reduced to one lane between Deanery Road roundabout and Marsham Way roundabout.

The overnight work is set to continue Monday to Friday, between 8pm and 6am, until Friday 18th December. The council says it will continue to keep the community up to date.