Cycle lanes will be installed on Marlborough Road in a bid to make it easier for people to get around Swindon on two wheels.

From Monday through to Friday, Swindon Borough Council will be installing the advisory lanes along both sides of the road between the junction at Signal Way and Coate Water roundabout.

They will be marked with a broken or dashed white line and advise motorists not to drive or park in them, but it is not an offence to do so.

The lanes will be narrowed for other vehicles and white lines will be painted to indicate the location of the cycle lane.

Further changes will be made to the road markings at junctions and in the centre of the road.

Installation work will be carried out between 8pm and 6am each day but may over run slightly if circumstances require it.

The changes make up part of the government’s emergency active travel fund.

Improving the cycle network across Swindon is a key part of the council’s sustainable transport strategy. The Marlborough Road scheme will be monitored by council officers who can make changes if necessary.

There will be no change to existing parking restrictions on the road or to the ability of the people who live along it to access their driveways.

Coun Maureen Penny said: “I am delighted to be able to bring this improvement scheme forward. Once complete, it should make a real positive difference to cyclists in Swindon.

“The workforce will maintain pedestrian access while the changes are being made. However, due to the nature of the work, some disruption is possible, so I would kindly ask people to bear with us next week.”