MOTORISTS using one of the town centre's busiest roads are set for two years of disruption while it is transformed into a Bus Boulevard.

A sign has been placed on Milford Street in Swindon town centre warning drivers about the roadworks on Fleming Way, which will begin on April 19.

Swindon Borough Council has secured £25 million of government funding to redevelop the area and create one inclusive bus interchange which will accommodate all bus services in the town centre.

New pedestrian and cycle routes will be set up in a bid to make the centre of Swindon easier to access and move around.

When all is said and done, Fleming Way will be the same level as the town centre shopping area and The Parade, so the subway near H&M will be replaced with a pedestrian crossing controlled by traffic lights.

It is hoped that new bus interchange will help to increase land values and act as a catalyst for future private investment in the local area.

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The multi-storey car park for The Parade on John Street has already been demolished so that the scheme can make use of this space.

At some point in the future, the existing bus station will be removed, with all buses stopping at Fleming Way instead. 

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