Press release

Additional safety improvements for the A36 Bath to Wiltshire

Highways England will start work next month to place a number of new safety signs and improve road surface markings along the A36 from Bathampton to Standerwick.


The work will start on Monday 1 June and run until 29 June from the A36/Devonshire Road junction in Bathampton and end at the A36 junction with Berkley Street (Standerwick Cross) in Standerwick.

A 10 mile stretch of the A36 will be subject to roadworks operating in separate locations along the route with the eastbound and westbound carriageway affected.

There will be 3 days and 15 nights of planned work. Day working will take place on Monday 1 through to Wednesday 3 June (8am to 5pm) and overnight work will be from 8pm to 6am, Monday to Friday only.

Work is to be completed with day-time and night-time use of the existing 24hr road closure in place for the A36 Claverton to Dundas Geotech scheme. The reason for using this closure is to minimise overall disruption to road users.

Inside the limits of the road closure there will be temporary traffic lights used to manage the local traffic.

During the closure, northbound through traffic or wide or heavy vehicles will be diverted from the A36 just west of Warminster to take the A350 north to Chippenham where traffic would join the A4 west to Bath.

Southbound through traffic or wide or heavy vehicles will be diverted at Bath to take the A4 east towards Chippenham and then south on the A350 to join the A36 west of Warminster. Advance road signs will be in place.

For further information and to view the list of closures please visit the scheme web page.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 28 May 2015