Travel News from South Wiltshire & North Dorset

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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Major overhaul for M3 junction

A major road upgrade to improve journeys on the M3 and the A34 in Hampshire has been announced by Highways England. Junction 9 of the M3, at the A34 near Winchester, will be redesigned to create dedicated free flow lanes for drivers travelling between the M3 and the...

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Pothole repair fund increased

A multi-million funding boost for road repairs has been promised by the government. Wiltshire road users will benefit from an investment of almost £200 million to help improve local roads in the UK. Transport Minister Jesse Norman said "The funding will go towards...

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Roadworks weekly summary

New and ongoing road improvements over the coming week, from January 8, could affect travel plans for motorists and commuters M3 junctions 2 (M25) to 4a Farnborough, Hampshire: smart motorway improvement on a 13.4 mile section of the motorway between junction 4a for...

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Planned roadworks in the South West

Planned road works for this week Due to weather or unforeseen circumstances, roadworks may be prolonged in some areas. Watch out for: M5 junction 23: signal work Lane closures and 40mph speed restrictions on all slip roads nightly until February, 2018. M5 junction 26:...

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Highway hotspots

The worst highway hotspots and planned roadworks in the South West, subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. Wiltshire; A303 Zeals: resurfacing Eastbound carriageway from Tinkers Hill to Furze Hedge closed nightly, 8pm to 6am, from...

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Roadworks watch

A303 Bullington to Popham, Hampshire: drainage. Work to ensure road user safety by maintaining the drainage system along the A303 starts.  The A303 eastbound carriageway is closed overnight from the A303 (Bullington Cross) to the M3 overnight, between 9pm and 6am,...

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Bus changes for Dorset start next week

A new-look bus network for Dorset stats on Monday, July 24. Dorset County Council has awarded new contracts for public and school transport services to save £1.5m from its public transport budget, as well as £850,000 on school transport. The council is subsidising...

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Fire closes A303

A single storey building used as a café and shop was well alight, but the nearby petrol station was unaffected when Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service was called to the fire alongside the A303 in Chicklade. The road was closed while fire and rescue carried out...

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Minister makes secret visit to new station site

A TransWilts train repainted in new GWR colours, carrying the Minister of Transport Paul Maynard made a secret ‘dummy whistle-stop’ at the proposed Wilton Parkway site this morning, Thursday, March 2. It was the first time a passenger train has stopped at the Wilton...

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Still time for say on A303 Stonehenge

A chance to air views on proposals to improve the A303 past Stonehenge is still on offer. Consultation on the dualling scheme continues until March 5 for comment online at www.highways.gov.uk/a303stonehenge/consultation. Project director Derek Parody said: “The...

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Cashless taxis on the cards

Contactless payment with credit and debit cards when taking a taxi in Salisbury is now on the cards. No longer must you make sure you have cash when you hail a taxi from All the Sevens taxi company. The first cab company in Salisbury to operate contactless card...

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Schools speed limit planned

Wiltshire schools are being encouraged to apply for 20mph zones on public roads alongside their property. Any school with an up-to-date travel plan can bid for funding through area boards and the ‘Taking Action on School Journeys’ fund.  It won’t benefit all schools,...

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Temporary Closure of main route A3094

Wiltshire Council has issued a Temporary Closure notice affecting all traffic using the A3094 (Part), from Quidhampton, Wilton, and Netherhampton to Salisbury, from the A36 to its junction with Upper Street, Harnham. The closure starts on February 13, daily between...

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Woman named after fatal collision on A303

The 28-year-old woman driver, who died in a road acccident on the A303 near Stonehenge on the evening of Tuesday, December 27, was named by Wiltshire Police as Natasha Bland from Basingstoke. Natasha's family said:  "It is with the greatest sadness that Natasha was...

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Lorry hits power cable

By Fanny Charles A waste lorry hit a power cable in on the controversial C13 road in Melbury Abbas and brought it down, closing the road until an electricity board team arrived to repair the cable. Melbury Abbas and Cann Parish Council chairman William Kenealy told...

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Fatal collision on A36 – witnesses sought

Police are calling for witnesses to a fatal road traffic collision on the A36 at Steeple Langford, near Salisbury, at approximately 3:25 yesterday afternoon, Monday, October 10. A Ford Fiesta travelling south collided with a Mercedes Sprinter van travelling north. The...

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A30 improvements in Salisbury

Work to improve safety at the A30 London Road/Barrington Road junction in Salisbury is due to start on October 17. Several collisions during the past 10 years bring changes to the signal phasing, and a right turn lane from the A30 into Barrington Road will be...

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Footpath closed

Additional repair work to the Jubilee Fields Footpath and riverbank at Gillingham start on October 10 for three weeks. The footpath will be closed between the footbridge at  Caterbridge Way and Wavering Lane West, but may be re-opened at weekends outside contractors’...

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