Conscience Lane traffic update – week commencing 20 May 2024

Short-term enabling works are now underway on National Grid’s Visual Impact Provision project in the North Wessex Downs National Landscape. 

Between Monday 20 May and Friday 24 May local residents and other users of Conscience Lane can expect to see up to 20 vehicles movements per day, as our teams move into and out of our site and essential materials are delivered. This means for all vehicles, a total of up to 10 vehicles in and 10 out each day. Please note we will not be working on Bank Holiday Monday.

Our vehicles will only use the lane between 9.00am and 3.00pm. 

There will be one very large vehicle delivering plant that will be escorted​ to make sure that it progresses safely and disruption is minimised as much as possible. Whenever large vehicles such as this are using the lane, members of our team will temporarily halt the traffic coming from the opposite direction until the vehicle has entered our construction site. This should cause no more than a couple of minutes’ delay.

Access will be from the A342 only – no traffic will come through Roundway​ – and vehicles will enter our site via a new temporary access just to the east of Rowdefield Farm.  Please note that the closure at the eastern end of Conscience Lane is not related to National Grid's activity.

Safety is our top priority and we are making sure that information about safe driving on Conscience Lane is shared through driver briefings and daily tool box talks​.

You can find out more about why these short-term works are necessary here.

If you have any questions about the project or the works taking place, please contact the team by emailing [email protected] or calling 0330 134 0051 (and leaving a message if you are prompted).