Itchen Bridge reopen early as resurfacing works finish early

Daily Echo: Bridge reopen early as resurfacing works finish early Bridge reopen early as resurfacing works finish early

MAJOR overnight repairs to the Itchen Bridge have been completed ahead of schedule.

Transport chiefs initially planned to close the busy Southampton bridge from 7pm to 5.30am tonight, tomorrow and Thursday.

But today the council announced the work to resurface Saltmarsh Road Junction is now complete and it will stay open as normal.

It is part of a £1.7 million project approved by the Labour council's Cabinet to create a cycle superhighway from Woolston to the city centre.

This is despite fears that the severe weather would cause disruption.

Daytime lining works will be completed this week before tree-planting works and junction signals are tested and commissioned on Friday.

Street lighting improvements are underway while a coloured cycle lane surface will be added later this year when the road surface has settled and drier weather returns.

Meanwhile excavation works at the Orchard Place/Platform Road junction begin on Monday, March 17, with diversions in place after the morning rush hour.

Work on Central Bridge will start when the junction works have been completed.

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8:30am Wed 12 Feb 14

tootle says...

Everything for the CYCLIST. My daughter has been waiting impatiently for the return of her bus stop. Looks very much as though all bus users will have to cross the cycle lane OR they are not re-instating the bus stop - anybody know which?.
Everything for the CYCLIST. My daughter has been waiting impatiently for the return of her bus stop. Looks very much as though all bus users will have to cross the cycle lane OR they are not re-instating the bus stop - anybody know which?. tootle
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9:49am Wed 12 Feb 14

camerajuan says...

tootle wrote:
Everything for the CYCLIST. My daughter has been waiting impatiently for the return of her bus stop. Looks very much as though all bus users will have to cross the cycle lane OR they are not re-instating the bus stop - anybody know which?.
This will make the bridge safer and better for all traffic don't be so narrow minded!
[quote][p][bold]tootle[/bold] wrote: Everything for the CYCLIST. My daughter has been waiting impatiently for the return of her bus stop. Looks very much as though all bus users will have to cross the cycle lane OR they are not re-instating the bus stop - anybody know which?.[/p][/quote]This will make the bridge safer and better for all traffic don't be so narrow minded! camerajuan
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10:37am Wed 12 Feb 14

downfader says...

tootle wrote:
Everything for the CYCLIST. My daughter has been waiting impatiently for the return of her bus stop. Looks very much as though all bus users will have to cross the cycle lane OR they are not re-instating the bus stop - anybody know which?.
Everything?

You must be joking. The council had to fight about 5 other districts to get the money to do this modification, and even thats not very much money.

Its 0.7% of a transport budget being spent on cycling in this country. 2% of traffic is cycling, if we even got 2% of the budgets things would be many times better.

My understanding is that the bus stop isnt being moved, its just been relocated temporarily.
[quote][p][bold]tootle[/bold] wrote: Everything for the CYCLIST. My daughter has been waiting impatiently for the return of her bus stop. Looks very much as though all bus users will have to cross the cycle lane OR they are not re-instating the bus stop - anybody know which?.[/p][/quote]Everything? You must be joking. The council had to fight about 5 other districts to get the money to do this modification, and even thats not very much money. Its 0.7% of a transport budget being spent on cycling in this country. 2% of traffic is cycling, if we even got 2% of the budgets things would be many times better. My understanding is that the bus stop isnt being moved, its just been relocated temporarily. downfader
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11:28am Wed 12 Feb 14

sotonboy84 says...

Of course they've been completed ahead of schedule, the council are 'losing out' on tolls. Plus also the extra money they make in people's excess toll money as they have programmed the machines not to give change.
Of course they've been completed ahead of schedule, the council are 'losing out' on tolls. Plus also the extra money they make in people's excess toll money as they have programmed the machines not to give change. sotonboy84
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