DRIVERS are bracing themselves for three months of disruption following the closure of one of Swindon’s busiest roundabouts.
From today, the White Hart roundabout will be closed to traffic for 12 weeks while major reconstruction work is carried out.
A council spokesperson said: “It is anticipated the roundabout will be reopened to motorists in November, with highway works continuing in the area during November which may require lane restrictions on the roundabout after it has reopened.”
The unscheduled work to keep the road stable will add £2.6m to the cost of Swindon Borough Council’s £30m project.
For those who would normally use the White Hart junction to get on to the A4129 north, the signed diversion is along Drakes Way from the Greenbridge roundabout, south along Queens Drive, across the Coate roundabout to the Commonhead roundabout to join the dual carriageway.
To get to the A420 drivers are advised to take that diversion head north to the Honda function and come back down the A419 south, where they can access the A420 eastbound.
Those coming from the Gablecross area through White Hart to town are asked to take the A419 south to Commonhead and use Queens Drive and Drakes Way.