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How to avoid the London Road roadworks

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How to avoid the London Road roadworks

07 Oct 2016

Five weeks of roadworks are due to start on October 17th on the London Road in Salisbury.

There have been 12 crashes at the junction of the A30 London Road and Barrington Road over the past decade, resulting in 13 injuries, five of which were classified as serious. To improve safety, there will be changes to the signal phasing and a right turn lane will be installed. To enable this, the carriageway will be widened, and road markings will be improved. There will also be improvements to the central traffic island to help pedestrians and carriageway surfacing where the widening has taken place. There will be temporary traffic lights for the majority of the work.

Philip Whitehead, cabinet member for highways, said: “We constantly monitor the collision rates on our roads and address any issues we can. “We always have to balance any measures we put in place to ensure we don’t cause unnecessary delays. “There have been some issues at this junction, and this proposed work will help. As always though, I would urge people to drive safely and according to the conditions.”

Sitting in traffic can be frustrating, so now is the perfect time to try one of these options which all avoid the London Road:

Remember to look at our tips for cheaper rail travel and cheaper bus travel.