Works are set to start on Monday 17 September for approximately 14 weeks
Southampton City Council’s Highways Partner, Balfour Beatty, will be starting work to upgrade the traffic signals at two key junctions along Stoneham Way starting on Monday 17 September.
The improvement project will be carried out in two phases:
Phase 1 at the junction with A335 Thomas Lewis Way - work will start on 17 September 2018 and will last for approximately 6 weeks. The majority of these works are planned overnight (between 8pm and 6am) and will include lane closures and partial road closures.
Phase 2 at the junction with Stoneham Lane - work will start from late October 2018 and will last for approximately 8 weeks. These works will require a 24hr road closure of the lower part of Stoneham Lane (from where it meets Stoneham Way to just south of Carnation Road) for the duration of the works. Night time lane closures (between 8pm and 6am) will also be put in place to enable the works on Stoneham Way.
Local diversion routes will be clearly signposted and safe pedestrian routes will be maintained at all times.
Why are we doing these works?
The works are part of Southampton City Council’s commitment to invest in key routes into the city to secure a sustainable and successful future for Southampton.
The area suffers from significant congestion in the morning and evening peaks. This project will aim to relieve some of the symptoms of congestion by introducing new and improved traffic signalling technology. The new signals at each junction will be linked together meaning that the flow of traffic will improve as they will turn green consecutively in the direction of the dominant flow of traffic i.e. am inbound, pm outbound.
The project also includes two new toucan crossings across Stoneham Way and Stoneham Lane, improving safety and access for pedestrians and cyclists to local shops and amenities.
The project will cost £700,000 to deliver and is funded jointly by developer contributions, the National Productivity Investment Fund and Southampton City Council.
Councillor Jacqui Rayment, Cabinet Member for Transport & Public Realm, said:
“Please bear with us as we carry out these essential works. We are investing now to make sure this key route into the city is fit for the future. We will be doing everything we can to minimise disruption including working overnight only where possible and using the latest temporary signals which can replicate exactly the normal traffic lights.”
A new junction layout will be created which will introduce a dedicated left turn lane from Stoneham Way towards Stoneham Lane.
The full list of associated closures and diversions are available online from our interactive roadworks map.
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