14 July 2024
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Wiltshire Council improves A360 during closure

Following the recent closure of the A360, Wiltshire Council has been working to improve the road before it reopened on Saturday (6th July).

The A360 from The Avenue to the A303 had been closed since April to enable Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks, on behalf of National Highways, to supply electricity for the construction and future operation of the A303 Stonehenge tunnel project.

The project involved digging a trench along the road to install cabling before SSEN reinstated the surface so the road could reopen.

The road closure presented an opportunity for the council to repaint white lines, fix potholes, improve drainage, repair kerbs, work on the verges and replace signs along the A360. The council is also planning to resurface and repaint the white lines at Stoford Crossroads, but this work has been delayed by rain and will be rescheduled in the coming weeks.

Cllr Nick Holder, Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “This is a great example of partnership working, and I’d like to thank both SSEN and National Highways for working with us to enable our teams to make these improvements to the road.

“This project has caused some disruption for the local community, but by completing this work, including filling potholes and repairing kerbs, at the same time, we have helped to minimise future disruption for local people, meeting our Business Plan commitment to have well-connected communities.

“The road has reopened in a better state than it was when it was closed.”

Galina Katrandzhieva, Project Manager for SSEN, said: “SSEN is always keen to work in partnership with local organisations to ensure that different sectors’ projects can be carried out in tandem – reducing any future potential disruption.

“This project was carefully planned and scheduled to minimise disturbance, while maximising safety for engineers working on the road and for those accessing homes and businesses in the vicinity of the works.

“We would like to thank residents, business owners and visitors to the area for their patience and understanding while this work was carried out.”

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Andy Munns
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Written by Andy Munns