Wiltshire Council has revealed detailed plans for a major £7 million scheme to reduce crashes on a busy Wiltshire A-road.

Earlier this March, the council confirmed it was reviewing a potential overhaul of four junctions on the A3102 as part of a road safety improvement project on the route.

The A-road’s junctions with Stoneover Lane at Royal Wootton Bassett, Stanier Road at Calne, and the A342 Northern and Southern junctions, could all be redesigned as part of the scheme.

While junction improvement studies to determine what work is necessary at these locations are not complete, the council has revealed a detailed schedule for works to 31 other sites along the road.

These works began in December last year and will continue throughout 2025.

The busy road, which runs from junction 16 of the M4, near Swindon, to the A350 at Melksham, via Royal Wootton Bassett and Calne, was earmarked for improvement by the Road Safety Foundation after analysis.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Traffic on the A3102 near junction 16 of the M4Traffic on the A3102 near junction 16 of the M4 (Image: Dave Cox)

This is because of the high number of fatal and serious collisions on the key route between 2014 and 2019.

More recently, a woman died following a crash on the A3102 near Calne in February.

Measures to tackle these crashes range from improving visibility by removing shrubs and trees to altering signage and road markings, and remodelling some junctions where more incidents occur.

A full schedule of the works can be found on the Wiltshire Council website.

Cllr Caroline Thomas, the former cabinet member for transport, said: “We are making more than 35 improvements on the A3102, from the M4 to the A350 at Melksham, to make it safer for all road users.

“We have already started some of the work on the road to improve visibility by cutting back hedges and shrubs, and in the coming months, we will start work on a on a range of safety measures, such as improving signage and road markings, and redesigning some junctions.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: A map of works for the A3102 improvement schemeA map of works for the A3102 improvement scheme (Image: Wiltshire Council)

“In our Business Plan we set out our priorities to have well-connected communities that are safe, and this funding will help us to meet this goal on the A3102.

“To find out exactly what is happening and when, people should see our project website, which features a comprehensive map of all the improvements.”

The funding for the scheme, nearly £7 million, came from the Department for Transport’s Safer Roads Fund.

This fund was set up to support safety improvements to the 50 highest risk local A-road sections in England.