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Woolston & Itchen Active Travel Zone

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Summary

  • Where: Woolston and Itchen area
  • When: Summer 2021-2023
  • What: An Active Travel Zone
  • Why: To create a better environment for everyone by identifying and making some small changes to the streets and roads that will improve walking and cycling for short journeys.
  • How: Funded as part of a Transforming Cities Fund awarded in March 2020

Active Travel Zones are neighbourhoods that encourage active travel through a range of measures which calm or discourage traffic and instead prioritise people walking, wheeling, and cycling.

Local businesses, schools and people living and working in the area are instrumental to the process of developing an Active Travel Zone. With this in mind, we have been working closely with the community in Woolston, Itchen and surrounding neighbourhoods to develop a range of schemes to shape the area so it is easier to walk and cycle, particularly for local journeys.

You can see an overview of the proposed improvements for Itchen, Central Woolston, and South Woolston in these maps.

Along with the Woolston & Itchen Active Travel Zone, there are two further complementary schemes in the Woolston, Itchen and surrounding area. These are Woolston Travel Hub and a Quietway in SholingTo find out further information on these schemes please click on the title to navigate to their scheme page.

Latest News

January 2024 - Bishops Road

More information will be released on this closer to the time, which is currently expected to take place in the New Year.

 

November 2023 - Sea Road and Bridge Road

Improvement works on Sea Road, between the junction with Hazel Road and the entrance to Hill Street, are planned to start from Monday 6th November 2023. 

This will create a safer environment for pedestrians and cyclists along Sea Road with the implementation of footway improvements and a traffic filter. On completion of these works, access between Hazel Road and Sea Road will be permanently prohibited to motor vehicles. Vehicular access to Hill Street will be maintained via Peartree Road and Sea Road (east of the rail bridge).

Sea Road will be closed between Hazel Road and Hill Street for the extent of the works, and clearly signed diversions will be in place. Our team will be working between 7:00am and 5:00pm each weekday and 7:00am to 1:00pm on Saturdays.

Towards the end of the works on Sea Road, a larger closure will be required to allow for the resurfacing to be completed. During this time, the closure will include the access point to Hill Street. Residents on Hill Street will be informed of this in writing closer to the time.

Following the completion of works on Sea Road, work will commence on Bridge Road from approximately Thursday 30th November 2023. We will be installing a new and safer pedestrian tactile crossing on Bridge Road at the junction with Tranby Road. Once complete, the area will benefit from new road markings, tactile paving and dropped footways for easier accessibility.

There will be a road closure of the junction on Peartree Road with Bridge Road for the duration of the works, with clearly marked diversions in place. This will be accompanied by 3-way traffic signals on Bridge Road and Tranby Road to guide traffic around our works area.

 

Location map Details of working arrangements
From 6th November 2023 for approximately 4 weeks
  • Prior to the works starting, any parking on the carriageway close to our works areas will be suspended with “no waiting” cones
  • For the duration of the works, Sea Road will be closed to vehicular traffic between property Hazel Road and Hill Street
  • Pedestrian routes will be maintained past the works area
  • Works will also take place under three-way temporary traffic lights at the junction of Hazel Road when required
30th November 2023 for approximately 1 week
  • Full junction closure at Peartree Road/Bridge Road junction
  • Temporary traffic lights along Bridge Road and Tranby Road

 

August 2023 - Archery Road Improvements

Pedestrian improvement works on Archery Road are planned to start from Monday 4 September for approximately 8 weeks. The works will take place on site between 7:00am and 5:00pm each weekday (excluding bank holidays) and 7:00am to 1:00pm on Saturdays.

For the duration of the works, Archery Road will be closed to vehicular traffic between property nos. 17 and 27. Pedestrian routes will be maintained past the works area, however, a bus diversion will be in place and residents are advised to contact the bus company directly to confirm their operations.

Whilst the above road closure is in place, works will also take place under three-way temporary traffic lights at the junction of Swift Road (East) and Archery Road. These will be in place for approximately 2 days during the overall 8-week scheme duration.

Location map Details of working arrangements
From 4th September for approximately 8 weeks

A map showing the area around Archery Road. Archery Road is highlighted between no. 17 and no. 27 to show the extent of the road closure. A second area is highlighted at the junction with Swift Road to show the area that will be controlled by temporary traffic lights.

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  • Prior to the works starting, parking on the carriageway close to our works areas will be suspended with “no waiting” cones
  • For the duration of the works, Archery Road will be closed to vehicular traffic between property nos. 17 and 27
  • Pedestrian routes will be maintained past the works area
  • A bus diversion will be in place 
  • Works will also take place under three-way temporary traffic lights at the junction of Swift Road (East) and Archery Road

 

July 2023 - Weston Grove Road Improvements

These works are now complete.

July 2023 - Obelisk Road Resurfacing 

The resurfacing works on Obelisk Road are now complete.

July 2023 - John's Road Improvements

These works are now complete, however we appreciate that there is some confusion in regard to the shared use footpath by the new zebra crossing caused by the old kerb blocks and we will be amending the markings in this area to make it clear that this is a shared use footpath.

June 2023 - Radstock Road Junction Improvements

These works are now complete.

May 2023 - Fort Road Junction Improvements

These works are now complete.

February 2023 - Obelisk Road and John's Road Improvements

The four phases of pedestrian improvement works in Obelisk Road that were started on Monday 6 March are now complete.