The M4 and a key road linking it to a Wiltshire town are both set to shut as roadworks continue.

Works have been progressing at junction 17 of the M4, just north of Chippenham, since January this year and in recent months a number of main roads in the area have been closed.

A roundabout widening scheme at the junction is still ongoing on behalf of St Modwen Logistics.

Now a new closure order has been granted for the A350, between the Malmesbury Roundabout and junction 17, which will see the busy route shut for five nights.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Roadworks at the M4 junction 17Roadworks at the M4 junction 17 (Image: Trevor Porter)

Motorists will be unable to access the M4 from Chippenham via the A350 from Monday, November 6, until Saturday, November 11, between the hours of 8pm and 6am.

Wiltshire Council gave permission for the “urgent closure” so that contractors Tercon could carry out high friction surface installation on the carriageway.

During this time roadworks will also see the M4 westbound shut between the exit and entry slip roads at junction 17 for one night.

From Wednesday, November 8 at 9pm, until 5am on Thursday, November 9, motorists will be forced to take a diversion via the exit and entry slip roads to continue on the M4 towards Bath and Bristol.

This is so electrical works approved by National Highways can take place.