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Glen Eyre Quietway

Glen Eyre

In a recent perceptions survey, residents of Glen Eyre Road told us that they had safety concerns including the speed and volume of traffic.

Following these comments, we invited Glen Eyre residents to offer their thoughts on the suggested plans.

Please see the map below (click to expand) for an overview of the proposed measures.

The Glen Eyre Quietway survey is now closed. 



Glen Eyre Quietway survey opens

Friday 17 June

Glen Eyre Quietway survey closes

Sunday 3 July

Installation 1 – Implementation of the scheme for the junction on Glen Eyre Road and Burgess Road

Autumn 2022

Installation 2 – Implementation of the measures along Glen Eyre Road

Summer 2023


Installation 2

Glen Eyre Road/Burgess Road Junction
Starting Summer 2023
Improved crossing facilities for people walking and cycling through this junction as well as dedicated cycle signals and bus priority detection.
Improved access for pedestrians and cyclists
Funded as part of a Transforming Cities Fund awarded in March 2020

Following the perceptions survey in June 2021 where we asked local residents their opinions on travel in Bassett, we are now making improvements on Glen Eyre Road to cyclist and pedestrian facilities. Phase 1 of these works will involve working at the junction of Glen Eyre Road and Burgess Road.

Implementations of this work:

  • New pedestrian crossing on the western arm of the junction and adding 'countdown' timers improving information for pedestrians
  • New traffic signals including bus priority detection to aid bus journey reliability
  • Dedicated cycle signals installed at the junction and improved detection
  • Widening of the southern footpath on Burgess Road at the junction with Glen Eyre Road to accommodate high existing footfall and shared use for cyclists and pedestrians
  • Reconstructing and relining of a portion of the junction

We will shortly be implementing these measures starting from Monday 19th June 2023, and this phase will take approximately 7 weeks. This first phase of work is being delivered largely over the summer holidays in order to reduce disruption to schools and universities in the area. During this time there will be lane restrictions in place on Burgess Road, however 2-way traffic will be maintained throughout using temporary signals with at least a single lane for traffic at all times.

Working hours will be weekdays between 7:30am and 5:30pm, however we may work on Saturdays if needed.

The following phases of work on Glen Eyre Road are currently programmed to take place through to Autumn 2023. Affected residents and business will be contacted regarding this closer to the time, as dates are subject change.

Access to Lovers Walk and other amenities

During this work, access to the Shell garage on Burgess Road will be maintained, however there will be no right-turn out of the exit and vehicles will only be able to turn left onto Burgess Road due to the proximity to the works area. Pedestrian routes will be maintained, including access to Lovers Walk, throughout the scheme.

The bus stops on Burgess Road near the junction with Glen Eyre Road will be suspended due to the extent of the works area. There may be temporary bus stops or diversions in place, so we would recommend planning your journeys ahead of time and contacting the bus operators for updates on their services.  


Properties and businesses close to the carriageway may experience a temporary disturbance such as flashing lights and reversing sirens, as this can be a noisy process. We would like to take this opportunity to apologise in advance for any inconvenience or disruption this work may cause.

Map of restrictions during the works:

Installation 1 

The Avenue/Burgess Road Junction
When: Completed Autumn 2022
What: Improved crossing facilities for people walking and cycling through this junction
Why: Improved access for pedestrians and cyclists
How: Funded as part of a Transforming Cities Fund awarded in March 2020

Project Details
Upgrade of crossing facilities on the northern and western arm of the junction. Crossing has been widened to formally allow use by cycles in a shared space with pedestrians. The toucan crossings covers all lanes of these two arms of the junction improving connectivity between local community – Southampton Common and University of Southampton. Improved cycle route signage has also been included during the delivery of this work.

Implementation of this work has now completed.

October 2022

Works to improvement pedestrian crossing points at The Avenue/Burgess Road junction began on Monday 3rd October. These are due to take approximately 2 weeks to complete.

Whilst the works are carried out, vehicular access to/from The Avenue onto Burgess Road East will be unavailable for all vehicles. Local residents directly affected by this arrangement have been contacted by letter prior to works starting.

Any vehicles travelling northbound on The Avenue away from the City Centre will be required to continue straight ahead through a diversion route with a right-turn allowed for buses only. Vehicles travelling southbound will be able to follow The Avenue straight down or turn left.

Burgess Road Restrictions