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The Avenue cycle scheme (SCN5)

The Avenue 2

Summary

  • Where: The Avenue (Part of SCN5)
  • When: From Sunday 6 October 2019 for up to 20 weeks
  • What: Improved cycle and pedestrian facilities
  • Why: Enable more people to cycle safely and confidently from Southampton city centre to Chandler's Ford

Latest News

Work is progressing to plan and we expect to complete Cavendish Grove and switch to Alma Road phase 4 from Monday 28 October. Work on phase 1 is planned to complete by week commencing 11 November, when that crew will begin work on the inbound footway. Northlands Road is planned to remain closed for another three weeks until late November.

Project Details

As part of the council’s commitment to improving sustainable travel and developing Southampton’s Cycle Network; the cycle route from Inner Avenue is being extended along The Avenue from Lodge Road to Northlands Road with a combination of segregated on and off-road cycle lanes and improved cycle and pedestrian crossings.

Works are planned in multiple phases starting from 6 October for approximately 20 weeks, excluding a 2 week break over Christmas. The initial 10 phases before Christmas are planned to take up to 11 weeks. (See Map)

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Phases of Work

Work will start with a single overnight closure of The Avenue on Sunday 6 October from 8pm until 6am while we remove a crossing island on Northlands Road and white lining along The Avenue south of the junction with Northlands Road.

Phase 1 (7 October for up to 6 weeks)

We will be improving drainage and resurfacing the existing shared footway to create a segregated off-road cycle lane and separate footway from Banister Road to Cavendish Grove, Avenue west-side.

There will be closures of dropped crossings for several days while works are carried out. There will be temporary narrowing of the footway, closure of the bus stop and a contraflow lane closure on The Avenue for the duration.We will be improving drainage and resurfacing the existing shared footway to create a segregated off-road cycle lane and separate footway from Banister Road to Cavendish Grove, Avenue west-side.

Phase 2 (7 October for up to 4 weeks)

Cavendish Grove junction with The Avenue. We will be creating a continuous crossing to give pedestrians and cyclists priority on the Cavendish Road junction with The Avenue.

There will be a lane closure with contraflow on The Avenue. Access for Cavendish Grove will be maintained with temporary two-way lights but there will be no right turn out during these works.

Phase 3 (7 October for up to 7 weeks)

There will be construction of a new parallel or Tiger Crossing, which is similar to a Zebra Crossing but includes cyclists, there will also be changes to the footway and kerbs on the Northlands Road junction with The Avenue.

Due to the extent of the works, Northlands Road will be closed at this location. Access to Cemetery Road will be maintained with temporary two-way lights via Northlands Road.

Phase 4 (28 October for up to 4 weeks)

We will be creating a raised continuous crossing to give pedestrians and cyclists priority on the Alma Road junction with The Avenue.

The Avenue Road junction will be closed for the duration of works but pedestrian access will be maintained.

Phase 5 (11 November for up to 4 weeks)

We will be creating a segregated off-road cycle lane and separate footway and replacing the grass verge with a resurfaced cycleway on The Avenue east-side footway from Lodge Road to Avenue Road.

There will be closures of dropped crossings for several days while works are carried out.

Phase 6 (18 November for up to 5 weeks)

We will be creating a raised continuous crossing to give pedestrians and cyclists priority on the Avenue Road junction with The Avenue.

The Avenue Road junction will be closed for the duration of works but pedestrian access will be maintained.

Phase 7 (18 November for up to 2 weeks)

There will be footway reconstruction with a segregated cycle lane along the footway on The Avenue from opposite Alma Road to Northlands Road.

This will require the narrowing of the footway and lane restrictions on The Avenue.

Phase 8 (25 November for up to 2 weeks, overnight)

We will be constructing a segregate on-road one-way cycle lane on The Avenue from Avenue Road to Alma Road.

There will be a contraflow along The Avenue overnight to maintain vehicle access. These overnight works will occur from 8pm until 6am weeknights.

Phase 9 (9 December for up to 1 week, overnight)

We will be constructing a segregated on-road one-way cycle lane on The Avenue from Cavendish Grove to opposite Alma Road. 

The works will require the closure of The Avenue during the overnight works with signed diversion routes in place. These overnight works will occur from 11pm until 6am weeknights.

Phase 10 &  11 (16 December for up to 1 week, overnight)

South from Avenue Road on The Avenue. We will be constructing a new crossing island for pedestrians and cyclists and laying a solid green surface material and white lining to designate the cycleway South from Avenue Road on the Avenue.

The works will require the closure of The Avenue during the overnight works with signed diversion routes in place. These overnight works will occur from 11pm until 6am weeknights.

Works from New Year

There will be no works or traffic management from 23 December until 5 January. After Christmas we will be working at The Avenue and Lodge Road junction upgrading the traffic signals, creating a shared cycle footway and toucan crossing for Lodge Road as well as resurfacing sections of footway. In addition, we be laying a section of anti-skid surface on the Avenue (see map). Work will start on these next phases from Monday 6 January 2020 for approximately 9 weeks. We will write to those directly affected closer to the time.

Travel Advice

Northlands Road junction with The Avenue will be closed until the end of November with traffic diverted via Banister Road. The closures of The Avenue will be overnight mainly between 11pm and 6am. While there will be lane restrictions and contraflows in place during the day that will make it busier at peak times The Avenue will remain open.

Pedestrians and Cyclists

For safety reasons pedestrians are not permitted inside the work areas. There may be short pedestrian diversions in place to get around our works, but pedestrian access will be maintained throughout

Cyclists will be diverted via the main road while the shared spaces are being reconstructed.

Bus users

During phase 1 the outbound bus stop in this section will be closed, please speak to your bus service provider for the nearest alternative bus stop.

 

These works are part of a programme that is weather dependant in part so dates can change, and some work may slip into the new year. If there is a change of date, advanced warning signs will advise of the changes closer to the time. Please bear with us while we carry out these works, we will be working as quickly as we can to minimise the disruption.