Platform for Prosperity – Orchard Place junction and Town Quay
Work at Platform Road and Town Quay is progressing well. Work at the junction of Orchard Place and Platform Road was completed on 1 March (two weeks early). Work on Town Quay eastbound will continue until 21 March.
To enable this work, there is a necessary diversion of eastbound traffic, via the High Street and Briton Street, for the duration of the work, see online map. There will still be access for Lower Canal Walk and the Triangle Car Park, follow the diversion, around Queens Park and via Platform Road.
The work at Town Quay eastbound from High Street is to widen the eastbound side to two lanes up to the Orchard Place junction.
This is a key stage of the ‘Platform for Prosperity’ project, which will ultimately make travel to and from the docks easier and quicker, while better supporting residents, businesses and visitors to Southampton who use this vital route.
Town Quay (Mayflower Roundabout to High Street)
The enabling works have started along Town Quay between the High Street junction and the Mayflower Roundabout. These works, which will take until mid April to complete, will mostly be off the highway or will be carried out overnight and will include moving utilities and fencing back to prepare for widening the road and removing traffic islands.
The main highway improvements works will begin on 22 April and are programmed for 26 weeks.