- 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
Improvements are being made to the junction of Botley Road from Monday 14 October for approximately 12 weeks. The work will include the renewal of the traffic signals and installing signalised pedestrian crossings. There will be new Toucan crossings and a separate cycle crossing. The footway will also be widened to create a shared use footway/cycleway along the northside of Bursledon Road.
In order to carry out these works safely, it will be in phases:
Phase 1 - work on the centre islands of Bursledon Road for approximately 1 week, which will require lane closures of Bursledon Road and will be under temporary 4-way traffic signals.
Phase 2 - the south of the junction will be closed for approximately 5 weeks, and will be under temporary 3-way traffic signals.
Phase 3 – the northbound lane at the north of the junction will be closed for approximately 3 weeks, and will be under temporary 4-way traffic signals.
Phase 4 - the southbound lane at the north of the junction will be closed for approximately 3 weeks, and will be under temporary 4-way traffic signals.
Meanwhile, work elsewhere is progressing well. Warburton Road, Coates Road, Orpen Road, Kathleen Road and Chatsworth Road works have been completed.
Hinkler Road is now open but will be running under temporary signals until the new signals linking Hinkler Road, Kathleen Road and the A3024 have been replaced and are running. To run Hinkler Road under temporary lights will require Kathleen Road to be closed to prioritise traffic flows on the A3024. This is because temporary signal linking Hinkler and Kathleen would significantly impact on the A3024.
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 over multiple 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.
Below is an overview of what the scheme will deliver. You can also see the junction details and indicative timings, and see answers to some frequently asked questions.