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Salisbury road upgrades likely to take over a YEAR

Salisbury road upgrades likely to take over a YEAR

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 5:41am 14th February 2020.

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More details have been revealed about work on the Harnham Gyratory, Netherhampton Road and Exeter Street roundabout.

Earlier this week, around £17 million of funding was announced for Salisbury to improve some notorious road junctions

Wiltshire Council has now been telling us more about the plans.

Netherhampton Road sign 3 (Mike Draper)
The roads scheduled to have 'improvements' are well-known traffic hotspots in Salisbury

WHEN WILL WORK TAKE PLACE?

They've told Spire FM that the proposed timeline is for roadworks to begin in January 2022.

That would then take over a year, to be completed in 2023.

WHAT ABOUT NEW HOUSING? 

The road improvement plans follow the approval of a Wiltshire Council document that earmarks Netherhampton Road and nearby Rowbarrow as potential new housing developments. 

Planning applications would have to be finalised for building to take place, which could see up to 940 homes going up on that side of Salisbury.

This new funding will mean the road upgrades will go ahead regardless of those plans.

Harnham Gyratory February 2020
The Harnham Gyratory is one of Salisbury's most notorious junctions for traffic jams

The bulk of the money is coming from the Department for Transport, with some coming from other Government sources.

It's also been welcomed by Salisbury's MP John Glen, who says it's 'necessary infrastructure'.

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