2021 - Road Carriageway Works A345 Clench Common to Oare, Pewsey and A345 Marlborough to Clench Common and C38 (Part), Woodborough and Alton

This is to inform you of carriageway repair works programmed on A345 Clench Common to Oare, Pewsey and A345 Marlborough to Clench Common.

These works involve surface dressing over patches that were completed earlier this year.

These works will be completed Monday 12th of July 2021 between the hours of 9:30 and 16:00. However, on occasions, works may over run due to uncontrollable circumstances such as plant breakdowns and unfavourable weather conditions. Road markings will be replaced in the weeks following the completion of the surface dressing works.

Due to the nature of the works and the local environment the works will be carried out within a temporary road closure, to ensure that adequate health & safety is maintained for both the Contractor and local residents.



The contractor will maintain pedestrian access for residents for the duration of the works; but depending upon what operation is being undertaken and where it’s being undertaken residents may find that when accessing or egressing from their property in their vehicle, they may experience a delay and have to wait for plant to be moved out of the carriageway. It has been advised to residents that when leaving their property to allow extra time for any possible delays and when returning to their property, to speak to traffic management operatives located at the extents of the works who will be able to assist. There will be points during the material laying process where vehicular access will be restricted as residents won’t be able to drive over the newly laid material, as early trafficking could lead to premature failure, therefore it has been recommended to resident that if works are being undertaken in the vicinity of their property to speak to the workforce in advance to ask if there will be any restrictions with regards to access.

Advanced signing will be erected and letter drops to all residents located within the site extents will commence Monday 28th of June 2021. Signing will be in place advising that local businesses will be open as usual.

I would like to take this opportunity to apologise for any inconvenience these works will cause but trust you will appreciate the necessity for these essential works to maintain Wiltshire’s highway network.

Should you require any further information in advance of the works please do not hesitate to contact me on the details shown below. If you wish to discuss the works whilst they are in operation, please speak to a member of the workforce who will direct you to the appropriate person on site.


Temporary Closure of: C38 (Part), Woodborough and Alton (Ref: TTRO 7296)
Notice is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all traffic:
C38 (Part), Woodborough and Alton; from its junction with Bridleway 16, Woodborough to its junction with Footpath 9, Alton.
To enable: Wiltshire Council to carry out drainage works to install a fixed pipe system and associated works.
Alternative route: via C38 (unaffected length) – C8 – Alton Road – Wilcot Green – Hare Street – C52 – C261 – Woodborough – C38 – The Sands and vice versa.
The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs.
This Order will come into operation on 05 July 2021 and the closure will be required between the hours of 08:00 and 17:30 until 09 July 2021. It is anticipated that the works will take the stated duration to complete depending upon weather conditions. Access will be maintained for residents and businesses where possible, although delays are likely due to the nature of the works. The Order will have a maximum duration of 18 months.

For further information please contact Wiltshire Council on 07785325222.
Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN
01 July 2021