Wiltshire Council reviewing plans to improve Salisbury and Wilton junctions after consultation feedback
Wiltshire Council is making some further changes to its Salisbury junction improvements project after reviewing the public consultation responses.
The council held a public consultation in the summer on the proposals to improve the three junctions at Exeter Street Roundabout, Harnham Gyratory and Park Wall Junction. It was originally intended that the council would submit an outline business case for the project for consideration by the Department for Transport (DfT) in December. However, in response to consultation feedback, the council is reviewing the traffic modelling and junction layouts to ensure the project achieves its objectives.
Cllr Dr Mark McClelland, Cabinet Member for Transport, said:
We've listened to the valuable feedback we have received on this project from residents and businesses in the south of the county, and as such we're going to look again at the traffic modelling and layouts for all three junctions.
We particularly want to look at the traffic flows and their effect on the junctions during peak hours, so we'll be collecting more traffic data in the spring, as we expect that traffic counts will have returned to nearer pre-pandemic levels by then.
I'm also delighted to announce that we will be liaising with National Highways over potential improvements at the adjacent College Roundabout on the A36, which may have implications for our scheme.
This project will improve capacity at these three junctions for motorists, while also making them safer for cyclists and walkers. Once we have completed the further work and prepared the outline business case, we'll submit it to DfT for feedback. We'll then make changes based on DfT's feedback before holding further public consultation on the scheme.
To find out more about the project, people should see Salisbury junction improvements.