'Essential' upgrade to A350 pedestrian crossing begins

Temporary traffic lights will be in place on the A350 to allow for improvement works to be carried out.

Wiltshire Council is refurbishing the traffic signals and pedestrian crossings on the A350 Beanacre Road, Melksham, from 12 February to 1 March.The crossing outside Aldi and McDonald's will be improved, including a bigger refuge island and sensors to allow pedestrians extra time.Councillor Caroline Thomas said: "We apologise in advance for any inconvenience or delays caused by these works." Warning Road Signs

She added: "This is an essential refurbishment to these traffic signals and pedestrian crossing that will make it safer for all road users.

"The current layout has been in place for a number of years and is in need of upgrading, and maintaining equipment of this age is becoming increasingly difficult, so we are installing new equipment."Traffic management will be in place during the works, consisting of temporary multiway traffic signals along with minor diversion routes to accommodate the temporary no right turn movements in and out of Foundry Close for the duration of the works.

There will also be a suspension to the time limited parking bays on the east side of the A350 in advance of the junction.

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