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Mead Way improvements

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Mead Way connects residential areas of North and West Swindon with major employment areas and the town centre. Since the road was constructed in the 1980s, the area around Mead Way has expanded and subsequently the amount of traffic using the road has also increased.

Approximately £4 million is being invested to improve the capacity of the road to cope with this increased demand.

What improvements are being made?

  • An additional lane will be built going northbound from Meads roundabout (on Great Western Way) to Withymead roundabout (by Simply Gym and Kidz About)
  • Mead Way will be resurfaced between Meads and Withymead roundabouts
  • The roundabout at Westmead Drive and Stonehill Green junction will be converted into a signalised crossroad junction with a toucan crossing for pedestrians to cross Westmead Drive
  • As part of the widening, we will also be improving some of the safety features above the subway
  • Street furniture will be replaced and street lighting will be upgraded to be more energy efficient. A replacement bus shelter will also be incorporated.

When is the work starting

The contractor, Britannia Construction Ltd, started the first phase of the work on Monday, 2 March with road closures in place from Thursday, 5 March. The scheme is due for completion in Autumn 2020.

The documents below provide further information on the planned improvement work:

The bid for this work was supported by the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership, and by both of Swindon’s Members of Parliament.

If you wish to contact the Mead Way project team for further information, or to provide any feedback, you can email us at:

You can sign up to monthly updates on the scheme via the Mead Way newsletter. Previous editions of the newsletter can be found below:

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