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Update from site
Work on Beechcroft Road
Our contractors have begun constructing the base foundation and kerbline for the new dedicated left-turn lane from Cricklade Road onto Beechcroft Road when approaching from the north. Once complete, the new left-turn lane will help to reduce the number of vehicles crossing the junction.
As part of this work, a new pedestrian crossing will also be installed to make it easier for residents to navigate the junction.
Update on progress outside the shops on Cricklade Road
The majority of work to lay kerbs in front of the shops and onto Whitworth Road has been completed.
The footpath along the shops has been built up to just below the base layer and the drainage work is now complete in this area.
Temporary traffic measures at Penhill Drive junction
Temporary traffic management measures were set up on Penhill Drive junction earlier this month to allow our contractors to install new drainage connections between the Penhill Drive junction and the Moonrakers junction to improve water run-off between the two areas.
The temporary traffic measures have helped to decrease the number of vehicles jumping the lights in the area - this was previously causing long delay as the lights are programmed to default to a 'safe mode' to ensure vehicles who jump the lights are clear of them before the sequence recommences. For this reason, our contractor, in consultation with our Streetworks team, has decided to extend the length of time the temporary traffic management measures will be in place.
What's coming up?
Drainage work will continue northbound between the Moonrakers junction and the Penhill Drive junction over the coming weeks. Once the drainage is complete our contractors will begin installing kerbs, before resurfacing the northbound side of the road.
Where can I find out more?
If you would like further information about the scheme and key timings, visit the website via the link below. Here you can also find a selection of Frequently Asked Questions such as, what bus services will be impacted and what is being done about illegal parking around the junction.