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Author Topic: Swindon Station to Town Centre "Gateway" Paving To Be Redone  (Read 805 times)
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« on: April 11, 2019, 09:08:08 am »

https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/17566057.new-paving-in-swindons-gateway-has-to-be-torn-up-and-relaid/

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Wellington Street is one of the main gateways into the town centre from Swindon’s railway station.

And work on it was a significant part of Swindon Borough Council’s attempts to give the area a bit of a facelift and make it more welcoming for visitors.

That work has been delayed through a combination of damaged water pipes under the road and the council’s contractors being asked to take-up and relay paving they’ve already put down, because the authority is not happy with what they have already done.

It means the work, which was meant to be finished by early next month, has been delayed significantly.
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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2019, 09:22:37 am »

There is currently a diversion for pedestrians which makes even the old Wellington Street look welcoming.....
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2019, 11:28:36 pm »

I was in Swindon today and noticed these works.

Opted for the bus to the outlet.. is the underpass still closed?
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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2019, 11:36:21 pm »

I was in Swindon today and noticed these works.

Opted for the bus to the outlet.. is the underpass still closed?

Nope - open again (daytime)
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2019, 09:38:22 pm »

I was in Swindon today and noticed these works.

Opted for the bus to the outlet.. is the underpass still closed?

Nope - open again (daytime)

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« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2019, 09:26:42 am »

https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/17566057.new-paving-in-swindons-gateway-has-to-be-torn-up-and-relaid/

Quote from: Swindon Advertiser
Wellington Street is one of the main gateways into the town centre from Swindon’s railway station.

And work on it was a significant part of Swindon Borough Council’s attempts to give the area a bit of a facelift and make it more welcoming for visitors.

That work has been delayed through a combination of damaged water pipes under the road and the council’s contractors being asked to take-up and relay paving they’ve already put down, because the authority is not happy with what they have already done.

It means the work, which was meant to be finished by early next month, has been delayed significantly.

After the slight over-run outlined above, Wellington Street finally re-opened (without ceremony) last week.

It is excellent to see the old very uneven pavement replaced by something much safer.






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« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2019, 05:21:21 pm »

Definitely an improvement, and I'm very pleased to see that a contra flow cycletrack has been installed.
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