Travel News from South Wiltshire & North Dorset

City free parking extended

From Monday, May 14, Wiltshire Council run car parks in Salisbury will be free from midday on weekdays, and all day on Saturdays and Sundays. The five park and ride sites are also free. According to the council, responding to local consultations, all-day free car...

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One-way traffic system ‘not viable’

Potential problems created by a one-way system would be greater than any benefits it may provide for town centre traffic, Warminster's Traffic System Working Group has decided. The group was set up by the town council in September, 2017, to explore need,...

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Planned roadworks: weekly summary

A303 Bullington to Micheldever, Hampshire: drainage work between M3 and A303. Lane 2 east and westbound carriageways closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, Monday, April 16 for two weeks (Monday to Friday only). A303 Barton Stacey, Hampshire: safety barrier repairs to...

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Planned roadworks weekly summary

Monday, April 9 to Sunday, April 15 Dorset A35 Chideock: drainage works Traffic signals at Chideock, Monday to Friday until  May 4.  Drivers advised to plan ahead for journeys. Somerset A303 Ilminster bypass: resurfacing Eastbound and westbound carriageways closed...

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Traffic wardens target householders

Now that parking is free in Salisbury’s city centre, traffic wardens appear to be moving into residential areas to ply their trade. Former Salisbury mayor Paul Sample earned a £70 fine from a sharp-eyed parking inspector after his former worship failed to tell...

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City parking to be free

Parking charges in Salisbury from Saturday, March 24, have been lifted to help support local businesses during the current crisis Wiltshire Council has postponed charges in city car parks in response to feedback from local businesses who said the measure was needed to...

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Planned roadworks weekly round-up

M3 junctions 5 Hook to 6 Basingstoke, Hampshire: resurfacing. M3 southbound closed from junction 5 to junction 6 overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Monday, February 19, diversion via the A30 London Road.  Works restart on Monday, February 26. M3 junction 6...

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Tunnel vision

Plans for the controversial Stonehenge tunnel on the A303 go on public display today, February 8. Highways England’s plans for the improved A303 between Amesbury and Berwick Down are on show at a series of public consultation events until April 6. It’s the first time...

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M5 in Somerset closed

The M5 between junction 26 (Wellington) and junction 25 (Taunton) is expected to remain closed throughout this afternoon and into the evening following a serious incident. Highways England is advising drivers to consider delaying their journeys or use alternative...

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Planned roadworks weekly summary

Monday February 12 to Sunday, February 18 M27 junctions 3 to 4 Southampton: resurfacing sections of east and westbound carriageways continues. M27 eastbound closed from junction 3 to junction 5 overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until Wednesday, February 14 (Monday to...

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Leisure Centre is on line for car plug-ins

Trees may get the chop to make way for electric vehicle re-charging points. Downton Leisure Centre could become a place for people to recharge their personal energy batteries - and those on their electric cars. Instavolt, an electric vehicle company, are proposing to...

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Planned roadworks weekly summary

A303 Ilchester to Podimore: resurfacing. Eastbound carriageway closed overnight from 8pm on  February 5 to 6am on February 6, diversion in place. M4 junction 16: Swindon Council roundabout reconstruction. Narrow lanes with 40mph speed restrictions on the eastbound and...

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Planned roadworks M3 and M4

M3 junction 6 Basingstoke, Hampshire: bridge strengthening Repair bridge supports continues this week. Narrow lanes in place 24/7 on the roundabout beneath the M3 until March. M4 junction 10 Wokingham, Berkshire: bridge reconstruction Refurbish bridge on link roads...

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Upgraded A303 plans go on show

Details of refined plans for major improvements to the A303 near Stonehenge go on show on Thursday, February 8. Highways England is developing the design for the £1.6 billion scheme. The A303 Stonehenge upgrade, including a tunnel at least 1.8 miles long, a...

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Planned roadworks: weekly summary for South West

M4 junction 16: Swindon Council roundabout reconstruction Narrow lanes with 40mph speed restrictions on eastbound and westbound exit slip roads until February. A36 Churchill Way: resurfacing Eastbound and westbound carriageways between Salisbury College Roundabout to...

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Police crack down on drivers’ mobile phone use

Wiltshire Police are among forces in a week long national operation in England and Wales cracking down on drivers using mobile phones at the wheel. The National Police Chief's Council's week-long campaign started on January 22 to target drivers after the last national...

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Roadworks weekly summary

Planned roadworks in Wiltshire: weekly summary for Monday to Sunday,  January 22 to 28. Issued by Highways England. M4 junction 16: Swindon Council roundabout reconstruction Narrow lanes with 40mph speed restrictions eastbound and westbound exit slip roads until...

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Suspicious package in City Centre

Police are dealing with an on-going incident in Salisbury city centre at 4.30pm today. They were called just before 2.45pm about a suspicious package in Cross Keys Shopping Centre.As a precaution, the shopping centre was evacuated and a cordon placed and nearby roads...

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Road route fight begins

Local MP Dr Andrew Murrison is leading the fight to upgrade north-south main road routes. Dr Murrison met local authorities to discuss major roads after the government's Major Road Network initiative was announced. He also talked to Transport Secretary Chris Grayling...

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Drivers warned of wintry weather

Highways England has warned drivers to be prepared for strong gales and wintry showers in the South West during the next 48 hours. The Met Office has issued a yellow ‘be aware’ alert for snow and ice in parts of the South West, and Highways England wants drivers to...

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New greener shuttle buses at Stonehenge

The Stonehenge visitors were greeted by a new shuttle bus fleet today. English Heritage have a new fleet of cleaner, greener buses to transport visitors from the visitor centre to the stone circle. The partnership between English Heritage and local Salisbury business,...

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MP meets local authorities about roads

On Tuesday,  South West Wilts MP Dr Andrew Murrison meets a delegation from Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset, and Dorset councils to discuss proposals for better road connectivity across the South. The local authorities, with the Local Enterprise Partnerships...

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Planned roadworks this week

Road improvements in Wiltshire during the coming week include: M4 junction 16: Swindon Council roundabout reconstruction. Narrow lanes with 40mph speed restrictions on eastbound and westbound exit slip roads until February. A36 Great Wishford: resurfacing. Eastbound...

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Roadworks alert

Planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week include: M3 junctions 2 (M25) to 4a Farnborough, Hampshire: smart motorway improvement. M3 junction 6 Basingstoke, Hampshire: bridge strengthening. M4 junctions 14 Hungerford, West Berkshire to 15 Swindon,...

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