A water mains project that has caused traffic chaos on the B3105 for months has finally been completed – four weeks ahead of schedule.

The £500,000 project to enhance water supply near Trowbridge caused the B3105 to be closed for four months.

This wreaked havoc for drivers who use the busy road, as many motorists were spotted ignoring road closure signs and driving down the road anyway.

The works have also impacted traffic through both Trowbridge and Bradford on Avon for the last four months, creating an increase in traffic and congestion in both towns as motorists were forced to find alternative routes.

Now, Wessex Water has announced that the half-a-million pound project is complete, and the key road link will be open as usual from 8am on Thursday, November 16.

Wessex Water project manager Louie Cosentino said: “We’re delighted to be able to wrap up this project inside the schedule and reopen the road to traffic and a huge thanks goes to our project and site teams for their work to get it done so quickly.

“We understand the inconvenience caused to local customers and businesses, but I would like to thank them for their patience, cooperation and understanding. The road has now been cleared for traffic to pass through as normal.’’ 

The project upgraded nearly 760 metres of mains pipe within the B3105 and through the village of Staverton.

This was to replace the degrading cast-iron mains on the road with new plastic water pipes, after water mains burst earlier in the year.