Wiltshire

Great Western Way junction improvements go on display

Plans to reduce congestion and improve journey times on roads in part of Swindon are going on show.

The £10.7m scheme will see four junctions, on Great Western Way, improved over the next four years.

Two different proposals for the Bruce Street bridges have been put forward and public consultation on the designs.

An exhibition of plans is being held at the Oasis Leisure centre between 7-10 July, and work is due to start on the bridges in the autumn.

'Economic success'

A Swindon Borough Council spokesman said it wants to divert the traffic, which currently goes through the town centre, onto more suitable routes.

"An improved Great Western Way will play a big role in this as it carries traffic to and from the M4," he said.

"Swindon's continued economic success depends on a transport network that works well."

After the Bruce Street project is completed, the work will move on to tackle the North Star and Cockleberry roundabouts and finally the Transfer Bridges junction.

The work is being funded by Section 106 money provided by developers who have built houses in the borough.

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