14 July 2024
Fisherton Street Gateway Project

Upcoming road closures on Fisherton Gateway Scheme in Salisbury

The £3.2 million improvements being carried out at Fisherton Gateway in Salisbury are beginning to take shape.

This investment is part of the £9 million funding from the government’s Future High Streets Fund.

It aims to enhance the road network and public spaces along Fisherton Street, making it easier, safer and more convenient to travel by foot into the city centre.

Certain roads need to be temporarily closed to traffic to facilitate essential work.

From Monday 15th July until Friday 19th July, a localised road closure will be put in place at North Street, where it joins with Fisherton Street.

The short section of the road will be closed 24 hours a day for drainage works.

This is to prepare for the installation of a raised table at this junction as part of the Fisherton Gateway scheme.

Temporary measures include:

  • North Street will temporarily become two-way to ensure access for residents, businesses and customers.
  • The parking bay outside 26 North Street will be suspended to make it easier for vehicles to turn around at the vehicular entrance to Jubilee Court.
  • Vehicles exiting St Clements Mews will be directed to turn left only to minimise further disruption.

Cllr Nick Holder, Wiltshire Council Cabinet Member for Highways, Street Scene and Flooding, said: “Creating vibrant and well-connected communities is a key priority for us. We are pleased to see these improvements taking shape and more areas opening up for public use.

“We appreciate the closure of this junction may cause some disruption for local residents and businesses and apologise for any inconvenience. Every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum wherever possible, and all local amenities in this area will remain open and accessible during the construction period.”

Further overnight road closures are planned from 8 pm to 6 am from 5th to 7th August, when Fisherton Street will be closed for kerb installation.

Fisherton Street will be closed overnight again from 8 pm to 6 am from 12th to 23rd August for resurfacing works.

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Andy Munns
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Written by Andy Munns