Welcoming the investment in improving the A350

Road investment in the south west
I welcome the investment in improving the A350 – one of the major routes through North and West Wiltshire.

This is fantastic news for people who live and work in Melksham and the surrounding areas. It will also support the growth of the town and encourage more visitors.

I have been pushing the case for this investment for years and am delighted that the government has listened.

Improving our local road network is vital. I have always said that development must come with the infrastructure to cope.

We will see a real ease in congestion and a boost for the economy, which will lead to more local jobs.

This is part of an overall package of £30 million that is being invested in road schemes across the South West.