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East Park Terrace Bus/Taxi/Cycle Only

East Park Terrace

A sustainable transport corridor in a key area of the city, re-imagined to focus on sustainable transport options and prioritising people walking and cycling.

  • Support an increase in the number of people walking and cycling, and bus journeys within the wider city centre area
  • Reduce the longer-term impact on climate change and air quality through increased use of sustainable transport
  • Improve the health and wellbeing of residents, including deprived communities through improved access to the parks, cultural and high street quarters.

Benefits of the improvements:

  • Improved bus journey times and bus journey time reliability along East Park Terrace bus route has services from Portswood TCF Corridor into the City Centre, providing buses with the necessary priority to access the bus hubs and City Centre bus stops.
  • Creates an enhanced pedestrian environment along East Park Terrace connecting Solent University with the City Centre. This connection is important in providing safer access for students walking and cycling to the site through the parks from other university locations and accommodation.

Project details

East Park Terrace will become bus/taxi and cycle only between Charlotte Place Roundabout and the New Road / Palmerston Road junction. The section will work in conjunction with the New Road Bus Connectivity scheme. Emergency service vehicles will be exempt from the restriction.

This will allow public realm improvements along this link creating a better and more enjoyable environment for people walking and cycling. It will also create better connectivity between the university, the parks and the City Centre. 

Construction date: October 2023 - April 2024

Schedule of Works 

We are working from Charlotte Place southward in manageable phases that enable safe pedestrian passage around and throughout the works. During all phases of work, East Park Terrace will be closed to traffic, however pedestrian access will be maintained. Working hours for all phases will be between 7:00am and 5:30pm, and includes work on Saturdays, however the restrictions will be in place for the extent of the works. This work is expected to be completed by Spring 2024.

October 2023 – January 2024 

This work followed SSEN improvements in the region, and began in October 2023. During this phase, there will be a full closure of East Park Terrace as well as temporary lane restrictions on New Road and Charlotte Place Roundabout. 

February 2024 - April 2024

We are progressing onto the next phase of works which will involve a closure of Palmerston Road at the junction with New Road down toward the junction with North Front, as well as some carriageway incursion on New Road. This is planned to begin from Monday 5th February 2024.

This closure will allow the current traffic signals on the junction of East Park Terrace, New Road and Palmerston Road to be switched off and upgraded as part of the project, with a temporary pedestrian push-button crossing point in its place. As there will be no traffic joining New Road from Palmerston Road, this will allow free flowing traffic through the junction on New Road unless the controlled crossing point is used, which aims to help reduce any congestion the might build up during our Ring Road scheme.

The closure on Palmerston Road is also in place in order to facilitate storage of equipment as well as creating a safe works area for our operatives, and will be reopened once the scheme has completed in Spring 2024.

The diversion route will be clearly signed, and access to Palmerston Road will not be possible from New Road and the diversion will use Kingsway, St Mary’s Place, and Houndwell Place to access Palmerston Road from the south. Please follow the diversion signs before you get to New Road.



Please note, CGI is a representation of how the scheme may look and is subject to change.