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A3024 Bitterne Road West

A3024 Bitterne Road West

Temporary bus lanes on both sides of the A3024 Bitterne Road West, between Union Road and Maybray King Way including the Northam Bridge also useable by cycles, taxis and private hire vehicles. The map below shows the approximate extents of the bus lanes. You can find more details on the FAQ page.

Latest news

July 2021

Works to remove the bus lane markings and reline Bitterne Road West have now completed.

June 2021

Overnight works to remove the bus lane markings and reline Bitterne Road West (A3024) begins Monday 21 June for five nights between 8pm and 6am. These works require closures of the road in sections between Maybray King Way up to and including Northam Bridge. The phasing of the works is as follows (see also map below).

  • Night 1: Hydro-blasting lining from Maybray King Way to Cobbett Road section A working inbound
  • Night 2: Relining Maybray King Way to Cobbett Road section A plus Hydro-blasting from Athelstan Road to the southern end of Northam Bridge section B working inbound
  • Night 3: Relining from Athelstan Road to the southern end of Northam Bridge section B working inbound plus Hydro-blasting from the southern end of Northam Bridge to Athelstan Road section C
  • Night 4: Relining from southern end of Northam Bridge to Athelstan Road section C plus Hydro-blasting from Cobbett Road to Maybray King Way section D working outbound
  • Night 5: Relining from Cobbett Road to Maybray King Way section D working outbound

The works are being carried out overnight to allow for the closures of this arterial route. Resident whose homes are within the closure will be allowed access but may be asked to wait until it is safe to enter and will be asked to follow safety guidelines while on-site including sticking to a strict 5mph. For drivers wanting to go beyond the works, there will be a signed diversions routes. Please accept our apology for any disruption these works may cause.

May 2021

We have been closely monitoring the temporary bus lanes on the A3024 and the impact this has had on travel times into and out of the city, as well as the public feedback received throughout the trial in 2020. With local traffic now expected to increase alongside the most recent easing of Covid-19 restrictions, we have taken the decision to remove the temporary lanes.

We suspended the temporary bus lanes on Bitterne Road West from 1 June. Temporary signage advising of the suspension was placed on both eastbound and westbound lanes between Union Road and Maybray King Way. The previous bus lane between Princes Street and Britannia Road and at the Six Dials junction will remain as bus lanes and will not be part of the removal. Cyclists can continue to use the 'quietway cycle route' that runs through Bitterne before joining the existing shared use cycle paths along Northam River Bridge. 

The second phase of works to reline the carriageway is planned for overnight from Monday 21 June for up to five nights. At times during this work there may be no road markings; however, signs will be in place for the duration of the works. A signed diversion will be in place during these works and pedestrian access to the pavements will be maintained throughout. Updates will be available from @scchighways on Twitter.

Should you have any queries or concerns about the works, please contact roadworks@southampton.gov.uk.

July 2020

The lining of the bus lanes has now been completed.

Extent of the bus lanes: