NO more roadworks on Salisbury's Milford Mill Road in 2019

Milford Mill Road Salisbury Southampton Road

Published by Ellie Harries at 10:12am 20th February 2019. (Updated at 10:14am 20th February 2019)

Wiltshire Council has confirmed the road is now reopened and they don't have any daytime closures planned this year.

Milford Mill Road has been the bane of many of our lives, with roadworks over the past year.

SGN have had to carry out a number of works on the cut through from Laverstock to Southampton Road.

The cut through was closed for around 6 weeks from the 3rd January in the latest works. 

Milford Mill Road
The road was closed from the 3rd January 2019

It wasn't supposed to be finished until the 8th March, but Waseem Hanif from SGN said they're done ahead of schedule.

"Our engineers have made great progress in our work to upgrade the gas network in the Milford Mill Road area of Salisbury.

"This stage of our project is now complete and Milford Mill Lane has been re-opened in both directions as normal."

Waseem has also told Spire FM that they don't intend to close the road again.

"We will return later in the year to install a new gas pressure regulator in Milford Mill Lane however, we'll be able to carry out this work off the road so no traffic management will be required."

Milford Mill Road Salisbury Southampton Road
Milford Mill Road has been the bane of many of our lives, with roadworks over the past year.

A Wiltshire Council spokesperson has also confirmed they will not be closing the road in the near future.

"There are no planned works in the near future that will affect Milford Mill road. However, any urgent repairs, such as mains or sewer work, will be allowed if required.

"There are a couple of night time closures required in May as a result of Network Rail work; these are currently scheduled for 3 - 4 May and 10 - 11 May and will result in a closure from 10pm - 6am on both occasions."

Milford Mill Road Salisbury Southampton Road
Drivers will no longer have to divert around Milford Mill Road

TRAFFIC ISSUES

Shoppers found themselves stuck on February 4th 2019 when issues with the traffic lights further up the A36, just at the junction for Bourne Way and Petersfinger Road, caused cars to back-up all along the road and onto the Tesco site.

It took some people around 5 hours to eventually get out! 

One cause of the delays was that many drivers couldn't make their usual cut through down Milford Mill Road, which helps to disperse the traffic.

It's hoped the reopening could now help to alleviate the issues.

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