Road improvement projects to start soon in Salisbury city centre

Two improvement projects supported by a £9 million investment from the government’s Future High Streets Fund are due to start in the city soon, with full details set to be confirmed shortly.

Public events will be held to present the plans to residents and business owners who might be affected by construction work. The first scheme, known as the Fisherton Gateway, will improve the road network and public spaces along South Western Road and Fisherton Street. The public will be presented with the final road designs later this month with work set to take place in the summer. During the event, residents will be able to ask any questions they may have regarding the work.

The second scheme will be the redesign of Salisbury Station Forecourt, which aims to make it more attractive and accessible for visitors and residents. Main construction work is due to take place later in the year.

Cllr Caroline Thomas, Wiltshire Council cabinet member for transport, said: “A lot of hard work has gone into developing these detailed designs since last year’s public consultation and I’m pleased we will soon be able to share these, together with some of the construction plans currently being worked on, with the public over the coming weeks.

“It’s exciting to know that after all the hard work both of these important schemes for Salisbury will be starting on site soon. These schemes support Wiltshire Council’s Business Plan and our aim of creating and supporting vibrant city centres that help the local economy and encourage the growth of business activity in a sustainable way.

“They will also help ensure Salisbury remains a thriving and vibrant tourist location where both residents and tourists can support local businesses, especially the fantastic independent and creative artisans which this modern medieval city is renowned for.
Full details of the public events are expected to confirmed soon.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *