Four months of roadworks start at busy junction in Romsey, Hampshire

Daily Echo: Traffic chaos as four months of roadworks start at busy junction Traffic chaos as four months of roadworks start at busy junction

DRIVERS face four months of traffic chaos from next week as work starts at a busy Hampshire junction.

Contractors will be putting in traffic lights at the junction of Winchester Hill and Cupernham Lane in Romsey.

Engineers are expected to take up to 16 weeks to complete the £800,000 scheme which is aimed at cutting congestion in the area and making the junction safer.

It is being funded by developers building the new 800-home Abbotswood village near Woodley.

The work has originally been programmed to start before Christmas but was postponed to next week so it didn’t disrupt the festive season.

A section of Cupernham Lane near its junction with the A3090 at Winchester Hill will be closed while the improvements are carried out.

Hampshire County Council is also planning to install reflective bollards at the Belbins end of Cupernham Lane where it meets Sandy Lane following several accidents.

Romsey’s county councillor Mark Cooper, who has campaigned for years for improvements at the junction, said: “First, I’d like to apologise to Romsey residents for the coming traffic disruption.

“It’s a case of short-term pain for long- term gain. However, I welcome progress, at long last, on making this junction work better.”

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1:17pm Fri 4 Jan 13

hulla baloo says...

Lights not necessary. Much time will be wasted sat on red at off peak hours. Should have been a roundabout.
Lights not necessary. Much time will be wasted sat on red at off peak hours. Should have been a roundabout. hulla baloo
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1:32pm Fri 4 Jan 13

desirodave says...

Copying Southampton - who's motto is "you can never have enough traffic lights"
Copying Southampton - who's motto is "you can never have enough traffic lights" desirodave
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1:50pm Fri 4 Jan 13

bazzeroz says...

My heart was in my mouth when I saw the headline. I thought it was Redbridge/Millbrook Road................
... again! Then again its early days.
My heart was in my mouth when I saw the headline. I thought it was Redbridge/Millbrook Road................ ... again! Then again its early days. bazzeroz
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4:43pm Fri 4 Jan 13

downfader says...

bazzeroz wrote:
My heart was in my mouth when I saw the headline. I thought it was Redbridge/Millbrook Road................

... again! Then again its early days.
Rain forecast at the end of the month, so that might all flood out again. I've gone and bought a pedalo
[quote][p][bold]bazzeroz[/bold] wrote: My heart was in my mouth when I saw the headline. I thought it was Redbridge/Millbrook Road................ ... again! Then again its early days.[/p][/quote]Rain forecast at the end of the month, so that might all flood out again. I've gone and bought a pedalo downfader
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