Western Gateway STB welcomes funding for transport improvements

The Western Gateway STB is delighted that the Chancellor has announced funding for a number of transport initiatives across the Western Gateway area; the principal one being enhancements to the Chippenham Bypass (A350) which will now proceed to the next stage of development. It is planned to dual a section of the bypass and improve capacity and safety at two roundabouts with construction expected to start in 2023.

The Chancellor also announced funding for upgrades to the A358 Taunton to Southfields road and A417 Air Balloon roundabout.

Furthermore, up to £50,000 for Corsham station will be available through the Restoring Your Railway ‘Ideas Fund’. This is to do feasibility work on reopening the station.