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Akers Way is open again

TRAFFIC is moving again along Akers Way after six months of extensive roadworks.

One of Swindon’s most important arterial routes, the road has undergone major modifications to its concrete base aimed at adding decades to its lifespan.

The scheme has also seen significant improvements made to the existing on-road and off-road parking arrangements as well as a new and improved section of cycleway.

The work took longer than expected after a large number of additional defects were uncovered in the concrete road base during the first and final phases.

“The council is committed to improving the borough’s highways network and the investment in Akers Way is the latest in a series of schemes to upgrade key parts of our infrastructure.

“To say this scheme was complex and challenging would be an understatement and I’d like to thank road users for their patience whilst these critical works have been carried out. I know that residents, drivers and cyclists will reap the benefits of this work for many years to come.”

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