- Where: Mountbatten Way
- When: Monday 14 September 2020 for 5 weeks
- What: Lengthening of right hand turn into West Quay Road, creating an extra lane for traffic
- Why: To allow more room for queueing to increase capacity on the route and accommodate future plans for a Park & Ride
- How: This scheme is funded by central Government through the Transforming Cities Fund
Work has been scheduled to lengthen the right hand turn into West Quay Road and create an extra lane. This is to increase capacity on the route, allowing more room for traffic to queue and to allow for future plans to establish a Park & Ride.
The work is scheduled to begin on Monday 14 September, for approximately 5 weeks. This will involve converting the verge into carriageway and re-aligning the kerb. This is being carried out now to take advantage of lower traffic volumes on the A33 corridor approach to the City Centre.
In order to do this safely, a lane closure will be required on Mountbatten Way with a 30mph speed limit in place. Two lanes of traffic will still be open, and the right turn into West Quay Road will be maintained. We will be working from 7am to 11pm each weekday.
As we look ahead, we will be delivering a range of permanent schemes in and around Southampton over the next three years, as part of our Transforming Cities programme. This programme includes a breadth of bold and ambitious projects to prioritise sustainable travel in both residential areas and on key corridors into the city. Included in this, is a plan to establish a network of Park & Ride sites that serve places of work and leisure or retail, that will use this approach along Mountbatten Way and into the City Centre. These sites would be on the edge of the city and part of Local Mobility Hubs closer in, where people can park before continuing their journey by bus, cycle, walking, e-bike or car-share.
Further information about the Transforming Cities programme is available here.