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A350 Melksham bypass

We're developing a scheme to improve the A350 at Melksham and Beanacre. After seeking the views of residents, businesses and other stakeholders on options earlier this year, the scheme has been worked up in more detail and we asked your views again. The second engagement exercise has now ended. We'll now work on producing another consultation report.

The A350 is one of the most important routes in Wiltshire. It is a primary north-south route with regional significance connecting the south coast with the M4 and onwards to Bristol and the Midlands. In Wiltshire it passes around the principal settlements of Chippenham and Trowbridge via the town of Melksham and neighbouring village of Beanacre, and on to Westbury and Warminster.  At Melksham, the A350 serves multiple functions.  It is not only the main north-south route through the town, but also the main east-west through route (between A365 Western Way and Bath Road). It also provides access to the town centre and retail developments along the A350 itself for local traffic.

It has been a longstanding priority for the council to improve north-south connectivity along the A350, but to also recognise the important local function that the existing route serves at Melksham, and issues such as journey time delays and poor reliability, accidents, severance and noise and air quality.

This page contains background information about this project, which will be updated as progress is made and as further information becomes available.

Watch a video fly through of the emerging route 

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