Wiltshire Council has released a video showing the three proposed A350 Melksham bypass route options.

The video allows residents to better understand where the bypass options will sit in the landscape and the four new roundabout junctions, as well as their locations the scheme would bring.

A spokesman for the council said: “The video includes other features such as the viaduct over the River Avon and its flood zone, a bridge that carries the bypass over the Wilts and Berks Canal, four bridges over the Clackers and Forest Brooks, plus drainage ponds and other measures to reduce flood risks.

“Also featured in the video are environmental mitigations that are anticipated as part of the scheme, such as vegetation planting along sections of the bypass, plus existing public rights of way for walking, cycling and horse-riding that may be adjusted to ensure connectivity.”

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The council is currently running consultation on the proposed route which is set to end on Sunday, August 8 and people are invited to take part in an online engagement session which will be held on Tuesday, July 13 at 6pm. A link for which can be found on the council’s website alongside the video.

Cabinet member for transport, Mark McClelland said: “I’d urge anyone with any comments on the proposed route and the scheme as a whole to take part in the ongoing engagement process, either by attending the remaining online event, or by completing the online survey – or both.

“The proposed A350 Melksham bypass will help to improve connectivity on this important north-south route through Wiltshire. If approved, the new 9km road would reduce journey times, ease congestion and have a positive impact on air quality in the town."