Bassett Avenue works update

Bassett Avenue reopened both ways ahead of schedule by 6am Friday 9 March

Phase one of the Bassett Avenue works, taking place between Winchester Road and Chilworth Roundabout, has been completed a few days ahead of schedule, despite the snow and ice last week. As a result Bassett Avenue will be reopened by 6am on Friday 9 March tomorrow morning.

Phase two of the work to resurface Bassett Avenue overnight will go ahead as planned from 8pm Monday 12 March. The resurfacing will require the full closure of Bassett Avenue in both directions between 8pm and 6am Monday to Friday for up to three weeks.

Cllr Jacqui Rayment, Cabinet Member for Transport at Southampton City Council, said:

"I would like to thank road users for their patience and understanding while we carry out what is essential improvement work to a key route into the city. That we are ahead of schedule despite the recent snow and ice is testament to the hard work the teams have been putting in over the last few weeks. We are committed to listening to what residents want and delivering our promises by investing in and improving our roads network."

You can find more information and answers to FAQs about the works on the Transport Projects web pages.

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Travel advice
During the overnight closures we are advising drivers to use alternative routes into or out of the city via the M27 junctions 3 and 5.

> Google Map of Alternate Routes

Bassett Avenue Diversion Map