Several roads are set to close in Swindon's Railway Village as part of a £3m regeneration project. 

As part of the ongoing works to improve the historic area, Swindon Borough Council has confirmed that Bristol Street, Sheppard Street and London Street will be closed overnight from Monday, June 10 to Saturday, June 15.

A council spokesperson said: "The road closure will begin at 8pm each day and will reopen at 6am the following morning.

"We expect the closures to be in place until Saturday morning, however, this may be extended should additional work be required.

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"A diversion route will be in place and we’d like to thank drivers and residents for their patience while the work takes place."

Improvement work has been underway there for some time. 

Recently, the council celebrated the addition of new trees that were planted along London Street, outside Brunel’s former Carriage Works,

The pavement was also been widened for pedestrians. 

London Street and Sheppard Street will see the bulk of the £3 million improvements, which include trees planted in Sheppard Street, a pocket park created outside the Sheppard Street underpass, drainage improvements to both underpasses and a new creative lighting design for the Sheppard Street underpass.

The work, which supports the council’s mission to Build a Greener Swindon, is being funded by the government’s Towns Fund and is due to finish this month.

Councillor Marina Strinkovsky, Swindon Borough Council’s Cabinet member for planning and placemaking, said: “I’m very pleased to see the Railway Village getting even greener and more vibrant.

“We want to make the area a place where people will enjoy visiting and travelling through. It’s a key part of the town’s history and we should be doing what we can to make sure it’s at its best.

Work to improve the area started on September 25 last year.

The work is being undertaken by Fergal Contracting Co. Ltd. 

This followed a local woman, Rachel Kirk, launching a petition to have the opening hours of the Bristol Street underpass extended, following a scary incident she endured. 

She told the Adver: “The Sarah Everard case caused a huge outcry and it was distressing because, as a woman, it felt like it could happen to me. How would people feel if their child or partner was followed home and harassed, or didn’t feel safe walking home at night?