Those who would normally access M27 Junction 5 (or Southampton Parkway / Airport) via Bassett Green Road and Stoneham Way will be pleased to hear that, at long last, the road closure at the junction of those two roads will be removed after December 13th. The A27 through Swaythling Arch will also be reopened.
For more information follow this link: https://transport.southampton.gov.uk/transport-projects/stoneham-way-improvement-works/
As reported in this Daily Echo article, we’re now facing up to six months’ of traffic delays between Chilworth and Chandlers Ford caused by the creation of new ‘shared usage’ cycleways, including one down Winchester Road between the Chilworth and ASDA roundabouts.
From Southampton City Council
Plan ahead for Highways England closure of the M27 this weekend
As Highways England prepares to close a section of the M27 to replace the bridge which carries the A3057 Romsey Road over the motorway, Southampton City Council and Hampshire County Council are urging residents to leave more time for their journeys and expect extra traffic in the area. Continue reading
For the next fourteen weeks or so, access to Chilworth from the Stoneham direction may be problematic. There are major works at the junctions of Stoneham Lane, Stoneham Way and Thomas Lewis Way. Full details are on Southampton City Council’s website, here.
Also… between now (starting with the weekend of 29-30 September) and January 2020 there will be a series of major disruptions caused by the demolition and rebuilding of the bridges that carry the A3057 Romsey Rd over the M27 between J3 & J4. More detailed information can be found on the Highways England website here.
Chilworth residents may be interested to know about some motorway closures that will take place soon to facilitate resurfacing and ‘smartening’ of the M27. As you’ll see from the letter here, diversions will push traffic onto the A27 through Chilworth. The poor standard of English grammar employed leaves the message open to interpretation. The first two closures are clearly overnight lane closures only. It’s not entirely clear that the subsequent four week complete closure eastbound and four week complete closure westbound are also overnight only. We must hope so, or else February and March would be good months to be away on a cruise!