Project Overview


Swindon Borough Council

Construction Period

17 months


£5-10m range

Project Overview

The project was situated within the busy hub of Swindon involving the alteration of four linked mini roundabouts under an operational British Rail line, into one large roundabout layout.

This consisted of the realignment of carriageways and footways to improve traffic flow and traffic capacity at Bruce Street Bridges and Newcome Drive, improved stability, waterproofing to existing rail structures, signage, lighting, landscaping, traffic signals and targeted drainage improvements to the junctions and along the busy residential Rodbourne Road.

Our imaginative approach to traffic management enabled fewer restrictions than originally envisaged to the general public by constructing the inner lane to the whole new larger roundabout first. This allowed a new running lane for free-flowing public traffic while works transferred to the outer lanes. The work areas were maximised while reducing the disruption to the public. Both Road and Pedestrian traffic was maintained throughout the works.

Key Numbers

  • 6500m3 of excavation and removal of material
  • 11,650m2 of roadway cold milling
  • 3241m of drainage
  • 15,063m3 of HRA road resurfacing
  • 4519m2 of HRA footpath and construction
  • 4012m of kerbing
  • 78x traffic signs
  • 45x pedestrian lights with associated cabling and ducting
  • 58x lighting columns with associated cabling and ducting
  • 6185m2 of mixed shrubs