The White Hart roundabout improvement works have caused nearly two years of disruption for motorists - but the project may finally be coming to an end. 

The £32 million project which started in the summer of 2020 has overrun past a number of deadlines. Most recently, Swindon Borough Council deputy leader Gary Sumner told the Adver in December that it would be completed in March.

Councillor Sumner said at the beginning of April the remaining work would would finish in "the next few weeks".

Motorists faced a total closure for three months in the run up to Christmas last year after serious flaws in the roundabout's structure were discovered. 

But even with that finished, they have since still found themselves stuck in traffic - particularly at peak times.

The roundabout is still missing a lane until the traffic lights are working - and they can't be switched on until work on the stretch of the A420 to Gablecross is finished. 

In the latest edition of the New Eastern Villages newsletter, the council says resurfacing at Gablecross will be complete soon - which in turn will mean the White Hart roundabout can reopen fully.

It said: "The scheme is currently scheduled to finish in May after the nearby Gablecross surfacing work has been completed."

"This is because the traffic lights on the roundabout can only be turned on after the Gablecross scheme has been completed and all lanes are open for use."

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The work is part of the NEV development which will eventually see 8,000 new homes built to the east of the A419, with several areas of road being upgraded to cope with the increased traffic. 

Frustratingly for residents, almost all areas of this project, including the White Hart and Gablecross as well as Nythe Road and Covingham's Picadilly roundabout have seen extensive delays.

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