Taken from Swindon & Wiltshire Update dated 2 February:
Royal Wootton Bassett residents are invited to attend a drop-in event to find out more about the latest plans to prepare bridges in the town for the arrival of a new fleet of electric trains.
The event will take place between 4pm and 7pm on Thursday 4 February at the Lime Kiln Leisure Centre in Royal Wootton Bassett. Members of the Network Rail project team will be on hand throughout to explain the plans and to answer any questions.
As part of its Railway Upgrade Plan, Network Rail will be reconstructing two bridges on Marlborough Road/Broad Town and the A3102 Bath Road.
To minimise disruption while this improvement work takes place, the ‘orange army’ has built a temporary link road, pictured above, between the two bridges to ensure residents don’t have to use a lengthy diversion route. It is due to open on 6 March, 2016, when work at Marlborough Road/Broad Town is scheduled to begin.