Temporary closure of A345 to remove diseased trees

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), together with its strategic partner, Landmarc Support Services (Landmarc), is carrying out a tree-felling clearance scheme to remove trees infected with ash dieback.

Thousands of ash trees across Salisbury Plain Training Area, as well as many more across the country, are infected with a disease called ash dieback. There is no cure or treatment for the disease and over time infected trees will weaken, causing branches to fall and trees to eventually collapse and die.

This presents a significant health and safety risk, especially alongside roads, public rights of way and woodland areas used by the public for recreation activities and military personnel for training. For the safety of road users it is therefore necessary to remove infected trees along the A345.

It has been decided, in consultation with Wiltshire County Council, to undertake the majority of closures over the school summer holiday to help minimise disruption. The closures will take place from 9:30am until 4:30pm on weekdays only from 10 August 2020. The work is expected to be completed at the end of October. The closures will be rolling so only one section of the road will be closed at a time. Details of specific closures as they occur will be available on gov.uk using the link below, on the

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