Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN), working on behalf of Highways England, will be installing two high voltage electricity cables and a fibre optic cable along the A360 to connect the Salisbury grid substation to a new temporary substation at the construction compound next to Longbarrow roundabout.
To allow the work to be done safely and as quickly as possible, a section of the A360 - to the south of the A303 between Longbarrow roundabout and The Avenue roundabout - will be temporarily closed for approximately three months between early September and December.
The road will remain open for access for properties including for deliveries and access for emergency services. Traffic will be diverted via the A345, and part of the A303 and A36. Signs will inform people about the closure from Devizes, Shaftesbury and the routes around to Salisbury to encourage drivers to find alternate routes at the earliest opportunity. Early notification signs are anticipated to be put out in July, with diversion signage just prior to the closure. I have attached a map showing the closure, diversion route and weight limits introduced for the duration of the works.
We appreciate that this will cause some disruption, and would like to apologise in advance for this.