Work means overnight closures on part of Woodmill Lane

Woodmill Lane Swaythling 4 3 24Part of Woodmill Lane is set to be closed overnights during March while work takes place on the road, and bridge over Thomas Lewis Way.



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Overnight closures will be during working hours from Friday, March 15, between the junction of Wessex Lane and the Portswood Road, High Road and Langhorn Road crossroads in Swaythling.

Hours will be 8pm to 6am weekdays, although dates are subject to change and favourable weather, according to council contractor Balfour Beatty.

The Wessex Lane junction was closed for weeks last summer, and part of Woodmill Lane restricted to one-way traffic for some of the period, to introduce various traffic calming measures and improvements for pedestrians.

Woodmill Lane Swaythling with Wessex Lane 4 3 24

The first phase of that work took place the preceding year, introducing speed humps and other measures on Wessex Lane.

The news of the Woodmill Lanes closure comes at a time of ongoing delays for drivers on the main route from over the river into the city, due to the closure of one lane on St Denys Road, on the westbound approach to Thomas Lewis Way.

It’s understood the reason for the closure is subsidence that occurred in early December.

This is impacting a route that was the subject of lengthy roadworks last year intended to improve journey times.

Network Rail is listed on as responsible for the current works, with an expected completion by the end of March – although there are noises that it could take longer.

Those heading west from, or through, Bitterne Park will no doubt be hoping that St Denys Road is fully reopened before the summer’s closure of the Itchen Bridge for maintenance - listed on as taking place from July 15-September 6.

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