- Where: Bursledon Road, between Botley Road and Bitterne Road East junctions
- When: From Monday 25 February
- What: Major one year project to improve journey times
From Tuesday 23 April, improvements are being made to the junctions with Coates Road, Warburton Road and Orpen Road, including renewal of traffic signals, widening of existing crossings, and a new Toucan crossing.
There will be a new contraflow cycle lane on Coates Road replacing the right turn lane, which means that the left turn lane will be widened to become a left and right turn lane.
The on-road cycle lane at Orpen Road will be removed, which is being replaced by a wider shared use footway/cycleway. In addition, the existing gating system – which restricts vehicle access during morning peak times - will be removed so that vehicles can use Orpen Road to reach Bursledon Road at all times.
We have also coordinated our works with gas distribution company SGN who are replacing a major gas main along a large part of Bursledon Road (from Mirror and Glass Boutique to Antelope Park). By undertaking our works together, we hope to greatly reduce the length of the disruption to the area.
The works are scheduled as follows:
- Coates Road and Warburton Road works will start from Tuesday 23 April for approximately 12 weeks.
- SGN works will start from Tuesday 23 April for approximately 14 weeks.
- Orpen Road works will start from mid-May for approximately 8 weeks.
Please see the FAQs for further details about the changes and vehicle diversion routes.
Work on a major one year project to improve journey times for all road users on the A3024 Eastern Corridor began on Monday 25 February. The project will deliver improvements in four phases on Bursledon Road, between Botley Road and Bitterne Road East junctions, with each phase broken down into different parts. This will include new and improved footways and cycle lanes, improvements to traffic signal technology, safety enhancements and bus priority changes through the use of virtual bus lane technology.