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Highways improvements ahead of superstore opening

Roadworks signA programme of highways improvements gets underway from Monday 14 January at the junction of Millbrook Road West and Regents Park Road in preparation for the opening of the new Costco superstore in the spring. The works will provide improved access to the site and ease the burden on the existing inbound and outbound carriageways.

The first phase, starting on Monday 14 January, will involve widening the outbound slipway of Millbrook Road West which allows vehicles to turn into Regents Park Road. This phase is expected to last approximately 4 weeks and will require lane 3 of the outbound carriageway of Millbrook Road West to be closed for the duration of the works. The closure will remain in place 24 hours a day.

The entrance to Regents Park Road will become one way for the duration of phases one and two of the work, meaning it will not be possible to access Regents Park Road from Millbrook Road West. It will be necessary therefore to follow a clearly signed diversion route to gain access to Regents Park Road. The diversion route will be via Millbrook Road West, Millbrook Roundabout, Tebourba Way and Oakley Road.

Phase 2 of the works is scheduled to begin on Monday 4 February for a period of two weeks, and will involve alterations to the junction of Regents Park Road.

Phase 3 is scheduled to take place in Regents Park Road at the entrance to the former BAT site, and is programmed to begin on 18 February for approximately one week. There will be a temporary give and take system using Stop and Go boards throughout this time.

The fourth and final phase of the work will take place at the rear of the BAT site in Waterhouse Lane from 25 February for one week. Again there will be a give and take system in place whilst the work is underway.

Up to the minute information on the how the roadworks are affecting traffic – including real time CCTV images of traffic flow – will be available on the ROMANSE website at http://southampton.romanse.org.uk/

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