Travel News from South Wiltshire & North Dorset

More Stones bypass consultations

Three changes are proposed to the Stonehenge/A303, Amesbury and Berwick Down scheme, and Highways England wants public views on them. The plan is to remove the link between Byways 11 and 12 in the Stonehenge World Heritage Site; to widen the green bridge near the...

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Free parking in Amesbury

Free parking in Amesbury started yesterday (July 9) until further notice. All council-run car parks in Amesbury (Central and Church Street) and Salisbury will be free from midday on weekdays, and free all day on Saturday and Sunday. The five park and ride sites that...

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Six-a-side kicks off

New community football club for city.  A chance to fly to Germany on holiday, and benefit charities too, is on offer from a new community six-a- side football competition ready for kick off in Salisbury. The league – run by Leisure Leagues, provider of small-sided...

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Peak time traffic control for Cathedral

From July 2, until the end of September, Salisbury Cathedral’s regular Summer one-way system helps to manage the high number of visitors and holiday traffic in The Close during the peak season. The one-way system is from Monday to Friday between 12noon and 5pm, when...

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Hidden speed camera revealed

A speed camera switched off five years ago because it was hidden behind a hedge is now working again – after the hedge was removed. The camera was shut down in 2013 at Charlton Marshall, near Blandford, Dorset.. Now the 19-year-old camera has started to ‘work again’...

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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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