A section of the road by the Carriage Works business centre in Swindon has been dug up as motorists face the prospect of delays. 

The stretch of road spanning Sheppard Street to London Street has been reduced to one lane as orange safety barriers block up a hole in the road from the works.

It is believed this construction work is part of ongoing improvements to the pedestrian route from Swindon Railway Station to the Railway Village which began in September last year. 

The One Network Map shows there are delays possible in the area because of a Highway Improvement Scheme which covers both London and Sheppard Street as well as Bristol Street.

The council is investing £3million into this work which will see the pavement in front of the Carriage Works being widened, trees planted, and the space outside the Bristol Street tunnel improved with new railings and planting.

There will also be additional trees being planted on Sheppard Street, a pocket park created outside the Sheppard Street underpass, which links North Star with the town centre and both underpasses will see drainage improvements.

And a new creative lighting design is being installed for the Sheppard Street underpass, making the space feel lighter and safer.

The work, funded by the Government's Towns Fund, is being undertaken by Fergal Contracting.

The scheme has permission from September 25, 2023, to Friday, February 23.