Great Western Way highway improvements


Bruce Street Bridges and Newcome Drive have been the first junctions to be constructed along the Great Western Way (GWW) corridor as part of a wider package of improvements along the route.

In addition to these highway improvements, the Cheney Manor Flood Mitigation Scheme was implemented to increase the capacity of the existing drainage network to reduce the risk of severe flooding in the area.

The work was undertaken by Wills Bros Ltd.

The works started in September 2014 and was completed by March 2016.

While undertaking the improvement work, the project focused on improving the following issues:

  • Sustainable travel (public transport, walking and cycling)
  • Journey time reliability
  • Road safety
  • Drainage and flooding (see: Cheney Manor Flood Mitigation)
  • Access to the Swindon town centre
  • Travel demand
  • Local environment and quality of life


The estimated cost of the highway improvements to the overall Great Western Way corridor is £13m. This includes a contribution from the Department for Transport Local Pinch Point Fund.

Last updated: 09 May 2016. Was this information helpful?

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