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A3102 Safer Road Scheme

We have been granted nearly £7m to help us make the A3102 in Wiltshire safer for road users. The A3102, between Junction 16 of the M4 near Swindon to the A350 in Melksham, via Royal Wootton Bassett and Calne, was identified through the Road Safety Foundation analysis, and the council has been awarded £6.98m.

The scheme will include a range of safety measures, such as improving signage and road markings, and redesigning some junctions.

We have started preliminary works on the A3102 Safer Roads Scheme, with a focus on cutting back hedges and trees to improve visibility at various points along the road, particularly at junctions.

The vegetation being cleared are generally self-seeded bushes, shrubs and trees that encroached on to some of the verge areas that are required for visibility, which can make the road more dangerous for all road users. At this stage, we have no plans for replacement planting of this vegetation, as that would further reduce visibility and further compromise road safety.

Background

The A3102 is around 22 miles (35km) long and runs through several towns and villages. The surrounding landscape is predominantly rural farmland, with hedgerows and trees lining most the road's length. Pedestrian and cycling provision is minimal in the rural areas with only short stretches of provision in the towns and villages. It was identified as a non-Major Road Network road which had a high number of fatal and serious crashes between 2014-2019 following a crash risk mapping exercise and yielded a high Benefit-Cost Ratio value.

The aim of the project is to improve the safety of the road by reducing the number of fatal and serious injuries over the next 20 years. Due to the length of road, focus has been on sections that offer the greatest opportunity for improving safety and will offer the greatest impact to road user safety. The proposed countermeasures to improve the safety of the road include, but not limited to, signalising high risk junctions, providing shared use paths and clearing hazards from roadside verges.

Maps of the improvements

You can download a map of the improvements:  A3102 Safer Roads scheme map (PDF) [2MB] (opens new window)  and use the key below, or view our interactive Google Maps: A3102 Safer Roads Fund (opens new window).

You can also view a map of the lines and signs improvements:  A3102 Safer Roads lines and signs map (PDF) [665KB] (opens new window)

Key to all improvements on the A3102
ReferenceLocationDescription of worksEstimated construction (subject to change)
1The Sally Pussey's InnSuspension of right-turn into Sally Pussey's Inn car park with appropriate signage. Vegetation clearance on approach to junctions.Winter 2024
2Churchill Pub & GrillReplacement of damaged sign in new location to improve access visibility. Vegetation clearance to improve visibility.Spring 2024
3Stoneover Lane JunctionJunction improvement study to improve junction safety.2025
4Coped Hall RoundaboutWidening of existing footway to shared use path from Coped Hall Business Park to Aldi including side road crossing of Coped Hall Business Park junction.Spring 2024
5Marlowe Way JunctionSide road crossing with raised table for improved pedestrian and cycle safety.Summer 2024
6BP Fuel Station JunctionRemoval of traffic island and installation of right-turn lane into BP.Spring 2024
7Longleaze JunctionSide road crossing with raised table for improved pedestrian and cycle safety.Summer 2024
8New Road CrossroadsRoad marking improvements to increase visibility from Whitehill Lane.Spring 2024
9Bath RoadRefresh centre line markings.Summer 2024
10Vastern Wharf JunctionCarriageway widening to install right-turn lane into Vastern Wharf (western junction). Upgraded signage on both approaches.Spring 2024
11Tockenham & Tockenham Wick JunctionsClosure of eastern Primrose Hill in/out junctions. Carriageway widening to installation a right-turn lane into primrose hill and right-turn lane towards Tockenham Wick. Spring 2024
12Lyneham Co-op CrossingUpgrade of existing pedestrian crossing Winter 2024
13GoatacreImproved approach signageWinter 2024
14Snowhill JunctionImproved approach signageSpring 2024
15Northern Gateway into CalneInstallation of southbound speed limit gateway marking for improved awareness of speed limitSpring 2024
16Tesco Junction, CalneSide road parallel crossing for improved pedestrian and cycle safetySummer 2024
17Stanier Road JunctionJunction improvement study to improve junction safety2025
18Stickleback Road JunctionSide road parallel crossing for improved pedestrian and cycle safetySummer 2024
19School Road JunctionSide road parallel crossing for improved pedestrian and cycle safetySummer 2024
20Honeysuckle Road JunctionSide road crossing with raised table for improved pedestrian and cycle safetySummer 2024
21Silver Street CrossingUpgrade of existing pedestrian crossing Winter 2024
22Whetham BendsImproved carriageway road markings and approach signage.Spring 2024
23South WhethamImproved carriageway road markings and approach signage.Spring 2024
24Back Lane JunctionImproved carriageway road markings and approach signage.Spring 2024
25A3102 / A342 NorthJunction improvement study to improve junction safety2025
26A3102 / A342 SouthJunction improvement study to improve junction safetyTBC
27Westbrook RoadImproved approach signage.Spring 2024
28No. 42 Westbrook RoadImproved carriageway road markings, approach signage and new vehicle barrierSpring 2024
29Brick Hill JunctionImproved visibility from Brick Hill JunctionSpring 2024
30Sandridge Hill Improved carriageway road markings, approach signage and new vehicle barrierSpring 2024
31Union Street CrossingUpgrade of existing pedestrian crossing Winter 2024
32Lowbourne Road CrossingUpgrade of existing pedestrian crossing Winter 2024
33Bank StreetConsideration for new pedestrian guard rail on raised footwayWinter 2024
34Bath RoadImproved carriageway road markings and approach signage.Spring 2024
35Gateway into MelkshamInstallation of speed limit gateway marking for improved awareness of speed limitSpring 2024

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