Highways and Footpaths

Highways and Footpaths


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New Pedestrian Traffic Island for the A39

After many years of campaigning BANES have agreed a new pedestrian traffic island on the A39 to improve safety for residents crossing the main road.

Also included is a request for a dropped kerb on the footpath to the west side of West Tyning.

Unfortunately a zebra crossing was not feasible due to the visibility requirements for traffic approaching a crossing of that type.

The funding has been agreed and set aside in this years’ financial plan, so although no start date has yet been set, we anticipate that work will begin shortly.  For details see the attached plan (below).

Pedestrian Island Plan Mar 2024

Solar Farm A39 travel Disruption.

Upcoming street works will be getting underway in the Marksbury/Farmborough area over the coming weeks and months, in connection with the new solar farm at Marksbury Plain.
Main dates to note:
1. Along the A39 from the New Inn Pub, to the Junction between A39 and Timsbury Road. These works are scheduled to take place under temporary signals/lights from 4 to 27 March.
2. Closure of Timsbury Road between A39/Timsbury Road Junction, and Timsbury Road/Priston Lane Junction. These works are scheduled to take place from 28 March to 19 April.
3. Closure of Priston Lane between Timsbury Road Junction to the entrance of Castle Farm. These works are scheduled to take place from 22 April to 7 June.
4. Along Priston Lane between the Timsbury Road Junction up to Conygre Brook. These works are scheduled to take place under temporary signals/lights from 8 July to 7 August.




The Council has responsibility for keeping footpaths open and accessible for all to enjoy.  Here is a copy of the countryside-code.


The footpath alongside the A39 from Priston Lane to West Tyning will have the vegetation cut back.   BANES have agreed the work to ensure the full width of the pavement is available.

Footpath has collapsed leaving a large deep hole and the bridge dangerously tilted over where footpath from Marksbury meets Tucking Mill Houses.   This has been reported to BANES at 11:45 Friday March 22nd.


Notice of footpath permanent diversion in Hunstrete. Public_Path_Diversion_Order_(FP)_BA1527_BA1535_7_Feb_2019