Wiltshire Council has warned motorists may face delays on one of the county’s busiest roads during a significant refurbishment scheme.

Roadworks will begin on the A350 Beanacre Road at Melksham on Monday, February 12, and will continue until Friday, March 1.

During this time, the council will be refurbishing the existing traffic signals and pedestrian crossing infrastructure outside Aldi and McDonald’s to improve safety.

This will include increasing the size of one of the refuge islands and upgrading the crossing equipment by using detectors and sensors to monitor pedestrians and provide them with additional time.

Traffic management, including temporary traffic lights and diversion routes to accommodate a temporary no right turn order in and out of Foundry Close, will be in place during the works.

There will also be a suspension to time-limited parking bays east of the A350 before the junction.

Cllr Caroline Thomas, cabinet member for transport, said: "We apologise in advance for any inconvenience or delays caused by these works, but this is an essential refurbishment to these traffic signals and pedestrian crossing that will make it safer for all road users.

“The current layout has been in place for a number of years and is in need of upgrading, and maintaining equipment of this age is becoming increasingly difficult, so we are installing new equipment.”