Attached below is a newsletter that is being sent to Lyneham residents who were successful in their bid to the Area Board to prioritise their Highways issues. Inevitably there are never enough funds to support all requests for highways, so the Area Board has identified a new mechanism to prioritise your Highways issues. The first step is to talk to your Town or Parish council and if it is supported by a group in the community, an issue is raised with the Area Board. Then the Community Area Transport Group works together with the community and relevant professionals to find potential solutions and prioritise each highways issue - here is our Area Board’s first work that was prioritised in this manner. This is the way local democracy in our area is going to proceed, so get involved and have your say
POUND CLOSE / A3102 LYNEHAM
Wiltshire Council in implementing its Local Transport Plan (LTP) for 2006-2011 is seeking to develop Integrated Transport measures throughout the County, with a view of improving facilities for pedestrians and cyclists, encouraging alternative modes of transports to the car.
Community Area Transport Groups (CATG’s) have been developed to prioritise Highway issues identified by the local community in the Lyneham Area. The area between the roundabout with B4069 and Pound Close was identified in 2010 as a location where improvements to the footway links as well as an aid to crossing the A3102 at Pound Close would be beneficial.
This is a popular walking route for pedestrians accessing the bus stops and local amenities.
What improvements are being made?
1. A new pedestrian refuge island will be constructed near the junction of Pound Close, to aid crossing movements in this particular area.
2. To assist with pedestrian movement and provide an additional link to the pedestrian refuge, a footway link to the White Hart Public House will be provided.
3. Improvements to the existing roundabout on the B4039 / A3102 to assist pedestrians crossing in this area.
A plan of the proposals is displayed overleaf.
When will the work be undertaken?
Work is planned to take place on Monday 11th July and is expected to last for approximately 3 weeks.
Please be aware that to enable construction activities, there will be a need to utilise temporary traffic management which may result in delays, particularly at peak times.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Contact: Sarah Anderson, Senior Traffic Technician, Traffic and Network Management, Department of Neighbourhood and Planning