Work on resurfacing a notorious roundabout that was so rutted it was damaging people's cars has been now been completed. 

Swindon Borough council announced St Mary's roundabout was reopened to traffic today via social media, but added that Vicarage Road remains closed. 

"Motorists are reminded that Vicarage Road remains closed as significant repairs to extend the life of the road and improve the carriageway surface for road users will be carried out next week," the post said.

"Drivers travelling north towards Rodbourne Cheney should continue to use Cheney Manor industrial estate, while this closure remains in place. Diversion signs will be in place and access will be maintained for local residents who live in the area."

The work started on October 11 with temporary road closures in place from 8am to 6pm each day between St Mary’s roundabout and the bend where Cheney Manor Road meets Vicarage Road while work was carried out.

It came after Pinehurst councillor Will Stone started a petition for work to be done on the roundabout in August, getting cross-party support of over 400 signatures. 

But there was a heated debate between Labour and Conservative councillors over who should take credit for the repairs.