High Street one wayThe narrow part of the High Street that runs north of St Peter’s church will be made one-way from October 31.
The 18-month trial – first revealed by Marlborough News Online in early September – is being arranged in response to complaints from residents in the street, which is too narrow for anything but small cars to pass each other and is often used as a ‘rat run’ by drivers trying to avoid queues at the Pewsey Road mini-roundabout.
After the commencement date, drivers will only be able to use the road in a south-westerly direction – that is, from the High Street to the College.
A public notice ordering the temporary closure was issued by Wiltshire Council today (Tuesday), and suggests the scheme might be introduced indefinitely if it proves successful.
Objection to making the order indefinite can be made in writing to the council quoting reference LJB/TRO/MARLExp, but must be made within six months.