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A303 closure means danger at Black Dog Hill

(December 10, 2008)
STOP Press - on 16 December the Highways Agency announced it had dropped this proposal due to public pressure.
MAJOR disruption can be expected in the Warminster area for three months starting on 9 February because the A303 will be closed for repairs and all eastbound traffic will use the A36 Warminster bypass.
Essential repairs mean that the A303, the second busiest road in Wiltshire after the M4, will close between Charnage Down and Willoughby Hedge and repairs are scheduled to take 14 weeks.
“I hope we don’t see any tragedies on the A36 as a result of all this extra traffic,” said former county councillor Steve Dancey.
“I'm sure Wiltshire’s roads policing team will be stepping up their patrols but I’m particularly worried about frustrated drivers overtaking on the three lane section of the A36 at Black Dog Hill and on the bypass.
“These types of road are dangerous at the best of times so perhaps ‘no overtaking’ could be instituted for westbound traffic on these sections during the diversion period.”
(This item has been sent on to the Highways Agency and the Wiltshire roads policing unit).

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