Where: Hill Lane, between Burgess Road and Wilton Road
When: Work will start on Monday 18 July 2022 for 8 weeks.
What: Hill Lane Active Travel – Pedestrian safety and cycle lane improvements
Below are the latest news updates on the Hill Lane Active Travel Scheme.
The majority of the improvements have now been completed.
Our team will be returning to site w/c 17th October for five nights to carry out additional works including cycle lane segregation and the installation of high friction surfacing at the approach to the zebra crossings.
The road improvements have gone well wo far, and our team are on track to finish by Sunday 10 September, as planned. In the coming weeks we will starting the process of resurfacing, this work will include the resurfacing of the junction of Wilton Road and Hill Lane. Our work will require us to close this junction to all vehicular traffic from 6am on Tuesday 30 August to 6pm on Friday 2 September. During this time a clearly marked local diversion route will be in place. Access will be maintained for pedestrians and cyclists.
On Friday 9 September our team will be resurfacing the entrance of the common at the junction of Bellemoor Road and Hill Lane. During this time we will need to close the area to all, including pedestrians and cyclists to enable the team to safely complete the work. We are aware of how busy this area is and will complete the work as efficiently as possible. Our team will be on site to direct people to the nearest entrance/egress point during this time.
These resurfacing works are, unfortunately noisy, and we’d like to apologise in advance for the disturbance that this work will cause.
Once resurfaced we will then install the lining on the road and add the green high friction surfacing near to the junctions, this work will take place on the final week of these works and will be completed by 10 am on Sunday 11 September.
These surfaces need time to cure, we will need to return in the future to add additional crossing markings and will contact you nearer the time to advise you of this.
Works will start on Monday 18 July for 8 weeks. It follows engagement with local residents and businesses in November 2021 and formal statutory consultations via a Traffic Regulation Order. in February 2022.
The scheme will make it safer on the key routes used by children and their families on their journeys to and from the four local schools and college by bike or foot. It will also improve links with the city centre and the Southampton General Hospital via a continuation of the Southampton Cycle Network (SCN) route 4. This will assist sustainable travel options for visitors and key workers to and from the hospital and the train station.
A key feature of the design along Hill Lane includes the installation of two raised zebra crossings points accompanied by tactile paving. This will assist visually impaired pedestrians to know when they’re close to a crossing, which will improve their safety and reduce car speeds as the crossing will be more visible to drivers.
The new design will create a more pleasant route for pedestrians to and from the Common, whilst actively encouraging vehicles to adhere to the speed limit. A two-way cycle route will be constructed along with low level cycle signals, at the junction of Hill Lane and Bellemoor Road. This section of road will benefit from new drainage, kerbs and will be completely resurfaced. The scheme will ultimately improve the area of Hill Lane between Wilton Road and Bellemoor Road.
Hill Lane plans
In March we sent out a survey to residents asking them for their thoughts on a proposed transport scheme. The scheme includes the provision of cycle lanes and pedestrian crossings in a section of Hill Lane, between Wilton Road and Bellemoor Road.
Thank you to everyone who responded to the questionnaire. We received welcomed queries from the survey on the proposed changes. You can review the results of the engagement here.
Past scheme engagement 2021
In March 2021, we undertook a survey asking for the views of residents and businesses on the proposed SCN4 Cycle Route which included active travel improvements to Dale Road, Winchester Road, Wilton Road and Hill Lane to promote cycling and walking.
72% of those responding agreed with the proposed changes to make Hill Lane, and only 16% disagreed. Safety concerns, traffic volumes and traffic speeds were reported as the main barriers to people using active travel modes such as cycling, scooting and walking.
Thank you to all those who responded to share their views.
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