The work by Thames Water to rectify a major infiltration problem in Marlborough’s sewer system will not now be going ahead on Friday December 11. The repair work threatened to create traffic chaos on all roads into the town as a 4-way temporary light system would be installed. This in turn would have had a detrimental effect on shops and businesses in the run-up to Christmas.
The work and the accompanying traffic lights at the double roundabout of George Lane, Salisbury Road, London Road have been put back to the end of January.
Marlborough Town Council issued the following statement: “We have heard that sewage works to rectify a major infiltration problem requiring 4-way traffic lights at the double roundabout at George Lane/London Road/Salisbury Road have been put back to the end of January 2021.
A big thank you from all of us at the Town Council on behalf of our residents, visitors and local traders to engineers at Thames Water and officers at Our Wiltshire who have been exceptionally helpful in sorting this out so that the High Street won’t be gridlocked in the lead up to Christmas.”
From December 14 to 23 and again from January 7 to January 9, Wiltshire Council will be carrying out repairs to the A346 (Salisbury Road) from the Tesco roundabout, Blenheim Road junction to the junction with the A338 at Burbage.