Army Basing Programme Larkhill Works 2017

From the May 2017 Travel Notice Recently Received.  The supplied document is also available at the end of this quote.


The Army Basing Programme will bring around 4,000 Service personnel and their families to Wiltshire by 2019. The Ministry of Defence is investing more than £1bn in new facilities in Wiltshire which together with the additional population, will help boost the Wiltshire economy.

Road works and infrastructure improvements are planned to prepare the way for the next key stage in the Army Basing Programme. Preparations are well underway which will also see improvements to highway junctions, additional pedestrian crossing points and new cycle paths at Army Basing sites in Larkhill, Tidworth, Bulford and Ludgershall over the next two years.

Following public consultation and Wiltshire Council planning consent, ground and site preparation together with other enabling works will begin shortly at the first of these sites. These will lead to the construction of a new roundabout on The Packway at Larkhill, and to the adaptation and connection of new and existing utility services at this point.

These planned works will mean that some diversions will be in place and part of The Packway will be temporarily closed later in the year while these essential works take place.

This work is a condition of the planning consent for the construction of over 400 new Service Families Accommodation on MOD land at Larkhill. The new roundabout will ultimately provide access to the new housing and to a new primary school being built by Wiltshire Council.

Works on The Packway will take place between May and December 2017 with the indicative programme as follows:

  • Offline works commenced alongside The Packway on 9 May 2017
  • A complete Eastbound highway closure from the Packway Garage to the Stonehenge Inn roundabout will be in place from July to August 2017
  • A full highway closure (both directions) from the Packway Garage to the Stonehenge Inn roundabout should be expected from August to September 2017 (access to all residential properties and the Packway Garage will remain unaffected)
  • On-going, traffic light controlled, two way traffic will continue from October to December 2017

Signage will be placed at various locations both on The Packway and on roads leading to Larkhill to forewarn road users of the forthcoming road works and diversions will then be put in place.

Signed diversionary routes will be via the A303.

To keep Service personnel, families and local residents informed the Army Basing Programme Team is working with its contractor Lovell and Wiltshire Council to raise awareness in the area. Further information will be made available through future notices and other communication channels.

We apologise for any disruption to road traffic that these works will cause and confirm that access for pedestrians and cyclists will be available throughout.

We do not anticipate any major changes to the dates cited above, however should there be any deviation from the current programme we will inform all stakeholders within a reasonable timeframe.”

Links to original pdf documents follow.  We appreciate the poor legibility of the maps but these are as they have been supplied to us and we are unable to improve the quality of these documents. 

Travel Notice May 2017

Diversion Plan

Temporary Traffic Restrictions

We will update this page with further information with any further updates.