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Latest works to improve access to Chippenham railway station

Further work to improve access to Chippenham railway station, via a shared pedestrian and cycle path, is due to start next week.

Published 5 November 2020
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Further work to improve access for pedestrians and cyclists to Chippenham railway station is due to start next week.

This latest phase of work, starting on Monday 9 November 2020, involves the installation of a shared pedestrian and cycle path between Cocklebury Road and the new Sadlers Mead car park entrance. It is anticipated the work will be completed by 27 November 2020.

This follows on from the first phase of works completed last month which saw the existing Zebra crossing on Cocklebury Road removed and a new Toucan crossing installed in its place.

To ensure the safe flow of traffic and pedestrians, three-way temporary traffic signals will be in operation throughout the works. The footpath will be temporarily closed, but an alternative diversion will be provided for pedestrians. To allow for carriageway resurfacing works, a full road closure will be required towards the end of the works.

Cllr Bridget Wayman, Cabinet Member for Highways, said:

These improvements are being carried out in phases to accommodate other infrastructure work taking place and to minimise disruption in the area. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

This is the latest set of improvements in a £1.98 million package of transport measures linking into Chippenham railway station and supporting those people who wish to travel more sustainably.

These improvements form part of the larger £13 million Station Hub project funded by the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership (SWLEP) through the Local Growth Fund to develop Chippenham Station and its surrounding area.

So far, a shared pedestrian and cyclist path on Langley Road, an improved pedestrian crossing at Bristol Road/Hardenhuish and a new Toucan crossing on Cocklebury Road have all been provided. Over the next few months further schemes will be carried out including cycle improvements for Old Road/Union Road and the conversion of the mini roundabout to a signalled controlled junction at Western Arches/Station Hill.

Published 5 November 2020
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