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Delays expected due to temporary road closures
Motorists in Chippenham will be hit by roadworks on Hungerdown Lane until August 17.
The carriageway resurfacing works, which started today (Monday), are taking place between the roundabout junction with the A4 Bath Road and the roundabout junction with Derriads Lane.
Ben Sandford, senior technician in infrastructure services for Mouchel, said: “These works involve the resurfacing of the existing carriageway, the installation of new road markings and the adjustment of ironwork.
“Due to the nature of the works and the local environment, the works are to be carried out within a temporary road closure, to ensure that adequate health and safety is maintained for local residents and the contractor.”
The hours of work will be between 7am and 7pm, but motorists should occasionally expect slight delay in completion due to unforeseen circumstances, such as late delivery of materials. No works are due to take place over weekends.
The main diversion route for all through traffic while works are being undertaken will be via the A4 Bath Road, A350 West Cepen Way North, to A420 Bristol Road and vice versa.
Mr Sandford said: “The contractor will endeavour to maintain vehicular access for the duration of the works; although due to the nature of the works minor disruption is inevitable.
“It is essential that the road remains un-trafficked until the new material has set, as early trafficking could lead to premature failure.
"Dedicated traffic management operatives at the extent of the works will monitor access and give motorists assistance. Signing will be in place advising that local businesses will be open as usual.
"I would like to take this opportunity to apologise for any inconvenience these works will cause, but trust that you will appreciate the necessity for these essential works to maintain Wiltshire's highway network.”
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