Eastbound A420 - Access to Retail Park
The programmed work will carry out an excavation across the carriageway entrance to the retail park, to install some ducting and drainage.
The entrance to the retail park from the eastbound A420 will be closed and access to the retail park will be via the rear entrance to Thornhill Road, diversion signs will be in place.
The work will start on Thursday 27th January at 7AM and finish Friday 28th January at 5PM
A419 Northbound Carriageway Works
The A419 northbound carriageway between the White Hart Junction and Rat Trap will be closed overnight for noise barrier and safety fencing works. The works commence on Monday 24th January 2022 for 5 nights from 9pm-6am. Diversions will be in place.
A419 Northbound Onslip
The new bridge has now been installed over the railway line and now installation of parapets, friction slabs and carrying out earthworks to connect the new slip road will commence.
Installation of the final units to the north side of the bridge at the following times:
Saturday night 22nd January between 10pm and 6am
Sunday day 30th January between 7am and 7pm
Further works will take place to the Overhead Line Equipment during periods when the operational railway is closed
This will require plant and machinery to be on the tracks.
Residents might hear noise from these works. This work will be undertaken at the following
Saturday night 5th February between 10pm and 6am
Saturday night 12th February between 10pm and 6am
Notification of Lane Closure A420
Programmed works to carry out footway resurfacing and pot hole repairs on the A420 will commence on 19th January 2022, and will be carried out under lane closures controlled by temporary traffic lights.
From Wednesday 19th January to Friday 21st January pot holes repairs will be carried out on the A420 just east of Symmetry Park. Access will be maintained using two way temporary traffic lights between the hours of 9am and 3pm.
Monday 24th to Friday 28th January footway resurfacing will commence on the A420 by Police headquarters junction. Access will be maintained using three way temporary traffic lights between the hours of 9am and 3pm.
Re: Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Swindon site expansion and parking disruption
I hope this letter finds you well. As Senior Director and General Manager of the Swindon site for Thermo Fisher Scientific, I would like to thank you for your patience during our site expansion project. We would like to acknowledge the increased number of vehicles parked near the site over the last few months and would like to sincerely apologise for the disruption and inconvenience this has caused.
As you may be aware, the site’s expansion is to support COVID vaccine production. The construction, in addition to the steady increase in new jobs and hiring, has contributed to the increased traffic.
Throughout the site expansion, Thermo Fisher Scientific has been working closely with the Borough Council, Parish Council, and other third parties to mitigate disruption to the local community and are actively working on both short and long-term options to address the parking challenges.
Outlined below are recent actions we have taken to help alleviate the pressure:
• Off-Site Parking:
o Earlier this year we secured off-site parking for Thermo Fisher staff and outside contractors, in addition to also temporarily increasing our parking capacity at the front of this facility for contractors to utilise.
o We have regularly issued guidance to our staff and contractors to only use our off-site parking facility and not to park in the local residential areas. We will continue to reinforce this message.
o Thermo Fisher recognises that grass verges in the site’s vicinity have also been damaged by traffic attempting to park locally. We have issued guidance to all our staff and contractors not to park on the grass verges and we will ensure that these verges are fully restored when work on the site has been completed.
• December Milestones:
o We will shortly have additional parking spots freed up on our site due to the completion of some of the construction.
We are hopeful that these measures should improve the situation in the coming weeks and we appreciate your patience during this expansion.
Thank you again for your continued patience.
Senior Director and General Manager, Swindon Site
Thermo Fisher Scientific
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