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Overnight resurfacing works on A36 at Salisbury

03 September 2013 10:19

Highways Agency

Overnight improvement work to ensure safe and reliable journeys on the A36 at Salisbury will start this Wednesday, 4 September.

The improvements will include resurfacing the road where it has reached the end of its working life, as well as the renewal of road markings.

The work will take place on the northbound carriageway between College and St Marks roundabouts and southbound between Castle and St Marks roundabouts at Salisbury.

Overnight closures between 8pm and 6am with signed diversion routes will be in place.

Highways Agency Project Sponsor, Alex Knapp, said:
“We have carefully scheduled the work to take place overnight, when traffic flows are at their lowest, to minimise disruption but we would advise road users to plan their journeys and allow extra time to travel.”

Northbound work will take place on Wednesday, 4 September, Friday, 6 September and Monday, 9 September with overnight closures between College Roundabout and St Marks Roundabout.

On Thursday, 5 September, Tuesday, 10 September and Wednesday, 11 September southbound work will take place between Castle Roundabout and St Marks Roundabout.

During the closures, road users will be diverted on the following routes:

* Road users travelling northbound will leave the A36 at College Roundabout, travel south along A338 Churchill Way and from there join the A3094 until it rejoins the A36.

* Road users travelling southbound will leave the A36 to follow the A3094 and A338, rejoining the A36 at College Roundabout.

* High-sided vehicles wishing to travel eastbound along the A30 will turn onto the A345 at Castle Roundabout, then join the A345 and then the Portway before heading south along the A338 to St Thomas’ Bridge Roundabout, taking the A30 east.

Notes to Editors

Notes to Editors
1. The Highways Agency is an executive agency of the Department for Transport. We manage, maintain and improve England’s motorways and other strategic roads on behalf of the Secretary of State.
2. We plan maintenance and improvement projects carefully to allow road works to be completed safely, in a cost effective way while keeping disruption to road users to a minimum. We do as much work as possible overnight and when roads are less busy in order to keep more lanes open for road users at peak travel times. Drivers are advised to check their route for road works and allow extra time for their journeys where needed. We have a variety of journey planning tools that road users can use to check travel conditions on the roads we manage, and we will do all we can to keep road users informed.
3. Safety at roadworks: The Highways Agency is working with the industry and road users to reduce the risks of working on the roads. For the safety of road workers and all road users, when you are approaching roadworks:
- Keep within the speed limit – it is there for your safety.
- Get into the correct lane in good time – don’t keep switching.
- Concentrate on the road ahead, not the roadworks.
- Be alert for works’ traffic leaving or entering roadworks.
- Keep a safe distance – there could be queues in front.
- Observe all signs – they are there to help you.
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Contact Information

Rachel Whitelock.
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Highways Agency
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