ROADWORKS have begun on the road between Tidworth and Perham Down – which are expected to last nearly two weeks.

Wiltshire Council is carrying out repairs to Perham Down Road, including carriageway resurfacing and patching works, along with the installation of new road markings, adjustment of surface ironworks and associated works.

The works began on Monday, November 13 and will be completed by Friday, November 24 between 9am and 4pm. No work will be carried out at weekends.

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The council said: “On occasions, they may overrun due to uncontrollable circumstances such as plant breakdowns, if weather conditions are unfavourable, or occasionally we discover the need for additional repairs once the work has started. The road will be open as normal outside of these hours.

“Due to the nature of the works and the local environment, the works will be carried out within a temporary road closure, to ensure that adequate health and safety is maintained for the contractor and local residents.”

The main diversion route for all ‘through’ traffic whilst works are being undertaken within the road closure will be west on Station Road, north on A338, southeast on Windmill Drive, northeast on A3026, southeast A342, west on Shoddesden Lane and vice versa.

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“There will be points throughout the works period where vehicular access will not be possible as plant may be obstructing the road or material may be newly laid which you will not be able to drive over, as early trafficking could lead to premature failure. If works are being undertaken in the vicinity of your property; I would suggest speaking to the workforce in advance to ask if there will be any restrictions with regards to access,” the council added.

“The contractor will maintain pedestrian access for residents for the duration of the works; when leaving your property in your vehicle, please allow extra time for any possible delays and when returning to your property, there will be traffic management operatives located at the extents of the works, speak to them, explain where you live, and they will be able to assist.”

Signage is in place advising that businesses will be open as usual and residents within the site where the works are being carried out have been made aware after a letter drop was carried out.

Road markings and ironwork adjustments may need to be completed at a later date.