NEV highway schemes

The New Eastern Villages (NEV) development will see 8,000 new homes built to the east of the A419. To allow it to progress, we want to ensure the nearby roads and junctions can cope with the extra traffic this development will generate. As a result, a number of highways improvements schemes are due to take place.

These highways projects will see £72.5m invested into Swindon’s roads. Restrictions with some of the funding means that several of the schemes need to take place at the same time but co-ordinated traffic management will be in place throughout to minimise disruption.

Traffic modelling shows that these junctions would not cope with the predicted additional traffic in their current form, so improvements are required before the houses are built. These schemes will provide more control of existing and future traffic flows and increase the safety margins by introducing signalised roundabouts and junctions.

Expected timelines for the schemes

Site
Greenbridge roundabout
Development work
Improvements to the roundabout
Expected timeline
Complete
Site
Gablecross junction
Development work
Improvements east from White Hart junction
Expected timeline
Early 2021 to Winter 2021
Site
White Hart junction
Development work
Improvement to the junction and A419 slipways
Expected timeline
Spring/Summer 2020 to Winter 2021
Site
Southern Connector Road
Development work
New road link between the NEV and Commonhead roundabout
Expected timeline
Early 2021 to Summer 2022
Site
Nythe Road junctions
Development work
Improvements to junctions
Expected timeline
Early 2021 to Winter 2021
Site
Piccadilly roundabout
Development work
Improvements to the roundabout
Expected timeline
Early 2021 to Winter 2021
Site
Great Stall Bridge
Development work
New sustainable transport link between the NEV and Merlin roundabout
Expected timeline
Post 2021

Further information

Questions raised at public consultation about the NEV, are detailed in the document below:

 

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