Mead Way improvements
Successful bid for Mead Way improvements
We have received confirmation that Swindon Borough Council has been successful in our bid to the government’s National Productivity Investment Fund for the Mead Way Junction Improvements scheme.
The total in grant from the Department for Transport is £2.53 million and this will be matched by £1.5 million in S106 contribution that is already held by the Council for improvements on Mead Way.
Funding is already allocated so that we can proceed with the detailed design of the scheme straight away. The aim will be to hold a public consultation on the scheme design options in Summer 2018, and to commence construction in late 2018. The bulk of construction work will be undertaken during 2019, with a completion date target of August 2019.
The scheme comprises junction improvements at the south-eastern end of Mead Way, and will involve the widening of Mead Way between Meads Roundabout and Withymead Roundabout to provide additional capacity, and the re-modelling of Westmead Roundabout to reduce queuing back from this junction onto Great Western Way.
The bid was supported by the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership, and by both of Swindon’s Members of Parliament.