Warning as section of A419 in Swindon to be closed all weekend

Traffic is expected on and around the A419 this weekend <i>(Image: Dave Cox)</i>
Traffic is expected on and around the A419 this weekend (Image: Dave Cox)

Swindon motorists planning a weekend getaway should be aware of a major road closure taking place over a number of days.

National Highways has announced that the A419 carriageway southbound from the Lady Lane junction to the A420 junction will be completely closed for much-needed construction work.

Work is starting at 8pm on Friday, September 22 and will last until 6am on Monday, September 25, meaning the road will be closed throughout all of Saturday and Sunday.

This follows the northbound carriageway being closed from the evening of September 1 until September 4 for the same thing.

The work, which involves replacing bridge parapets and structural repairs, had been arranged to avoid clashes with Swindon Town FC home matches.

Diversions are in place, and traffic will leave the A419 at the Lady Lane junction and re-join at the A420 White Hart roundabout.

Two-way traffic signals will also be in place on Highworth Road during the closures.

Andrew Gale, National Highways' service manager, said: "We appreciate roadworks can be frustrating, but we've been working with both Swindon Borough Council and Swindon Town Football Club to ensure as little disruption as possible.

"We've been communicating with local businesses and communities, we're keeping the closures to an absolute minimum and we thank all drivers in advance for their co-operation and patience while we carry out these essential works."