Junction 17 Traffic Signals now live
The newly installed traffic signals on junction 17 of the M4 are now on and operating. The traffic signals will help to keep traffic flowing across this busy junction and reduce the backing up of traffic onto the M4 itself. The new signal heads are situated at the top of both the exit slip roads and will work in connection with the signals on the gyratory to keep traffic moving safely.
The main works contract is currently expected to commence around August 2017 and will take approximately 6 months to complete.Close
The scheme cost of £1.46m will be funded by Highways England (who operate the M4) and the Local Growth Fund, which is administered by the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership.Close
A policy of improvements to junction 17 has been included in the council’s development plans, including the current Wiltshire Core Strategy, for a number of years. These have been subject to extensive public consultation.
Given the above and the fact than no planning permission is required for the scheme, no formal public consultation has been undertaken.
The full business case is available for viewing from the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership.Close
The congestion and safety issues which the schemes are designed to address are a reality now and will worsen with increasing traffic and economic and development growth.
Jointly procuring and delivering the schemes provides efficiencies and better value for money.Close
Appropriate and safe traffic management measures will be set up to reduce the impact of scheme construction as much as possible. Inevitably, however, there will be some disruption to traffic especially at peak times.Close
We have designed a traffic signal control system that controls traffic on the gyratory and the stop lines at the top of the offslips. The reason for this part signalisation scheme was to reduce the extent to which traffic backed up along the offslips onto the motorway mainline at peak times, reducing the number of accidents occurring there.
We have designed a traffic signal control system that controls traffic on the gyratory and the stop lines at the top of the offslips. The remit for this part signalisation scheme was to reduce the extent to which traffic backed up along the offslips onto the motorway mainline at peak times, reducing the number of accidents occurring there.
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The A350 Highway Improvements website has now been updated to show the traffic management changes around Chippenham… https://t.co/VjfN3GHw50
18 Jun 2018 12:24
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There may be some delays on the Eastbound off slip of Junction 17 (M4) today as emergency repair work is carried ou… https://t.co/lXSuBTUABS
18 Jun 2018 12:21