Upham Road Update October 2018 – Upham Road to be Re-opened Oct0ber 22nd

Local Councillors Emma, Steve and Abdul are delighted to hear the Council’s announcement that Upham Road will be open from Monday October 22nd after the completion of repair works.

We greatly appreciate residents’ patience and goodwill during the significant  inconvenience caused by this lengthy exercise and hope that the work will result in the expected improvements for road users and residents.

We ask residents to note that the Queens Drive / Upham Road bus gate will be operational from midnight on SUNDAY 21ST OCTOBER. The bus gate CCTV system will become operational and buses will again continue to use Upham Road as normal. In addition, all parking restrictions on Upham Road will become enforceable from this date.

Please read the leaflet attached from the contractors which contains detailed information of proposed work and road closures from October 15th – 22nd, rubbish collection and bus gate reopening. This is Contractor’s leaflet No 7 which councillors understand has been delivered to local residents.

We remain disappointed that it has not been possible to complete Phase 3 repairs of the Upham Road  – which would have improved the condition of the section of Upham Road between Brixham Avenue and Queens Drive –as part of the work.

Emma, Steve and Abdul will continue to press for these repairs to be included in the Council’s future road repair programme when new budget is available.

Latest information

Please check any updated information from the contractors and the Council website for updates: www.swindon.gov.uk/Upham Road

Contractor Contact:

The Council have appointed Griffiths as the contractors to carry out the work. Their Public Liaison Officer for the Upham Road Improvement works is Jim Aitken. He can be contacted by

Telephone: 0330 041 4637*  (charges apply)

On the weekend of Saturday 18th August, contractors will be removing the existing traffic management on Phase 1, for Phase 2.

Please read the contractors update leaflet attached for full details of changes to traffic management and the impact for residents of Upham Road

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