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Salisbury Traffic Management

Salisbury is benefiting from multi-million-pound investment to create a vibrant and sustainable city centre in the future. To get an idea of the schemes this significant investment is supporting please visit the Investing in Salisbury webpage.

As more than one scheme will be on site at any one time, there will be some disruption to road users, residents, businesses and visitors. This webpage will help explain the traffic management arrangements that will be put in place and will be regularly updated to reflect the changes to these arrangements and the progress of the various schemes.

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City centre car parks

There is a mixture of long and short stay car parks in Salisbury which are available for use when visiting the city. We would encourage visitors to continue to follow the existing signed routes to enter/exit the car parks around the city.

With the works currently taking place for Salisbury River Park and at Fisherton Street, there are a reduced number of spaces in Central Car Park. We recommend visitors should seek to enter/exit Central Car Park via the A36. However, should you choose to exit Central Car Park via Summerlock Approach you will need to turn left and follow the diversion signs (or existing directional signs where applicable) to leave via the city centre.

Entry/exit to Culver Street (also known as Shoppers Car Park) and the Old George Mall Car Parks are unaffected by the works in Fisherton Street. Culver Street car park is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and has recently benefitted from additional investment. Culver Street is covered by city centre CCTV and is conveniently located with direct access from the A36 which means drivers can avoid the city centre traffic. With the expected increased demand for car park spaces over the Christmas period, the top floor of the car park has been reopened and is also available for use.

Park and Ride services

Park & Ride services are an ideal way for you to visit Salisbury, with:

  • Modern comfortable buses with low floors for easy access
  • Buses running every 30 minutes
  • over 2000 parking spaces
  • Free car parking for all
  • Free bus travel for concessionary bus pass holders after 0930 weekdays and all day Saturdays and Bank Holidays
  • Park & Ride sites are open from Monday to Saturday but are closed on Sundays

Locations

Find out detailed information and timetables for each site visit the Salisbury Reds website (opens new window):

  • Wilton off A36 The Avenue (west of the city) - SP2 OFG
  • Britford A338 Downton Road (south of the city) - SP5 4DS
  • London Road A30 London Road (north east of the city) - SP1 3HP
  • Petersfinger A36 Southampton Road (south east of the city) - SP5 3BZ
  • Beehive A345 Castle Road (north of the city)   SP4 6BT

These car parks are free to park in on Monday to Saturday, but a charge is made to travel on the Park & Ride bus service to/from the town centre.

For further details about the Park & Ride bus service, including its hours of operation, see the Salisbury Reds website (opens new window).

Bus services

Routes that normally use Fisherton Street

If you normally catch your bus from the bus stops near the clock tower, we suggest that you use the bus stops on New Canal instead which are a five-minute walk away.

If you normally catch your bus near the Railway Station, you will need to walk to one of these bus stops on Devizes Road or Wilton Road which are a five-minute walk away.

  • Bus service R1 to Bemerton Heath will pick up at the bus stop at the bottom of Devizes Road, near Frys Fish & Chip Restaurant
  • Bus services R3 & R8 to Wilton, service R10 to St. Peters Place, services 2 & 24 to Devizes/Warminster, services 25/26 to Tisbury/Mere and service 27 to Shaftesbury will pick up at the first bus stop on Wilton Road, near The Village public house.

Diversions will be along Castle Street and Churchill Way, however please note that buses that normally use Fisherton Street will run non-stop along those roads.

Travelling to Salisbury by Bus

Wiltshire bus users can now travel on most routes in the county for just £2 or less for a single fare until the end of December 2024.

As part of the promotion, many single bus fares in Wiltshire have been capped at just £2 for both adults and concessions. If the single fare was originally less than £2, it will remain at the reduced price, and many day return tickets have also been reduced.

Routes that serve Salisbury with Salisbury Reds (opens new window):

RouteAreas served
Activ8Andover, Tidworth, Amesbury, Salisbury
X4Durrington, Amesbury, Salisbury
X3Bournemouth, Ringwood, Fordingbridge, Salisbury

All businesses in the area are open as usual.

Information on other roadworks taking place across wider Salisbury can be found at one.network map (opens new window) (type 'Wiltshire' into the search box). To help plan routes you may find the connecting wiltshire (opens new window) website helpful.

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