Three weeks of work to build a new cycleway between Amesbury and Larkhill has been delayed.

Wiltshire Council was due to start work on a new cycleway from Amesbury to Larkhill that will provide an improved route for pedestrians, cyclists and wheelchair users linking Amesbury town centre with the Ministry of Defence camps at Larkhill.

The Amesbury to Larkhill cycle link has been identified as part of the council’s Wiltshire-wide Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP).

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Work was due to begin on Monday, March 18, but it has been delayed.

On facebook, Wiltshire Council said: "The work to install a toucan crossing on Countess Road, in #Amesbury has been delayed and will now not start this Monday.

"We'll have more information on the revised start date in due course."

The first step of the cycleway is creating a crossing facility on Countess Road. The Toucan crossing will initially enable pedestrians to safely cross from the eastern side of Countess Road to access the local rights of way network on the western side of the road and vice versa.

Once the cycleway is built, the crossing facility will enable pedestrians and cyclists to safely and easily travel between Amesbury town centre and Larkhill.

Work on the installation of the Toucan crossing facility will commence once the Traffic Regulation Order consultation has been completed and is expected to last for three weeks.

Once the work begins, Countess Road will be closed for a number of days.

Wiltshire Council has said they will confirm the new date in due course.