A lane closure causing lengthy traffic delays between a Wiltshire town and the M4 will remain in place until the end of this week.

One lane has been closed on the A350 northbound, on the approach to junction 17 of the M4 from Chippenham, since 8pm on Monday, September 5.

This caused long queues of motorists attempting to reach the motorway at rush hour on both Tuesday and Wednesday.

Commuters experienced long delays with traffic at a standstill on approach to the roundabout.

The lane closure, which extends onto the roundabout at junction 17 and is part of the widening of the roundabout, is due to remain in place until Friday, September 29 at 3.30pm.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Traffic queues on the A350 from Tuesday, September 26Traffic queues on the A350 from Tuesday, September 26 (Image: Newsquest)This will be followed by a series of closures to main routes in the area as the project continues to progress.

Road closures are scheduled to take place every day between 8pm and 6am, from September 29 until October 28, according to Wiltshire Council’s roadworks map.

There will be four phases to the works, beginning with the B4122 at Kington Langley.

This will be followed by a closure to part of the A429 at Stanton St Quintin, before the A350 is shut from the Malmesbury Roundabout to junction 17.

The M4 entrance slip way will also shut as works to the junction continue.