Roadworks to begin on Redbridge and Millbrook Flyovers in Southampton

Previous roadworks on Redbridge Flyover

Previous roadworks on Redbridge Flyover

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

MOTORISTS can expect delays as major roadworks begin on two of Southampton's busiest flyovers tomorrow night.

The essential maintenance works to improve Redbridge and Millbrook flyovers are scheduled to last ten weeks.

The lions' share of the work will be carried out overnight - with each flyover will be worked on separately to reduce delays.

Restrictions will be minimised during the daytime and be lifted on days when many cruise ships are in calling into the city.

Lane closures will operate from 8pm-6am over the period while construction teams refurbish drainage and apply protective waterproof coating to shield the bridges from the elements from years to come.

Full closure of the outbound carriageway of the Millbrook flyover will take place over four nights at the end of August to allow safe replacement of drainage channels across the carriageway.

There will be some restrictions on slip-roads during the day, but the majority of daytime works will take place away from traffic.

Transport chiefs have scheduled the work due to traffic levels being traditionally lower during the summer.

It is being delivered by Capita as part of a wider Southampton City Council scheme to manage transport pinch points across the city.

The authority has secured £2.4m from the Department of Transport this year which must be spent by March next year.

Waterproofing works are taking place on Central Bridge, with work scheduled for Northam River Bridge.

Improvements to the Western Approach Rail Bridge were completed earlier this year.

Cllr Jacqui Rayment, Cabinet Member for Environment and Transports said: “Key to all the current major highway work is the need to improve and enhance transport links into and around Southampton, which will support the future economic growth of our city.

“This is part of essential work to preserve important bridges and structures that brings thousands of drivers and goods vehicles into the city and the port every day.

“It is vital that we maintain these vital routes into Southampton city centre, for residents, businesses, workers and visitors.”

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2:29pm Mon 21 Jul 14

IronLady2010 says...

Again?
Again? IronLady2010
  • Score: 21

2:51pm Mon 21 Jul 14

thinklikealocal says...

Are you suggesting that they are doing work for the sake of it?
Are you suggesting that they are doing work for the sake of it? thinklikealocal
  • Score: 7

2:53pm Mon 21 Jul 14

IronLady2010 says...

thinklikealocal wrote:
Are you suggesting that they are doing work for the sake of it?
Not at all, it just seems this route is a constant nightmare, can't they do it all in one go and be done with it?
[quote][p][bold]thinklikealocal[/bold] wrote: Are you suggesting that they are doing work for the sake of it?[/p][/quote]Not at all, it just seems this route is a constant nightmare, can't they do it all in one go and be done with it? IronLady2010
  • Score: 12

2:53pm Mon 21 Jul 14

WalkingOnAWire says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
Again?
Yes. Infrastructure deteriorates and has to be maintained. This causes disruption. If the Council didn't do the work, there'd be even more cause for moaning. It's life. Some people seem to have a problem with it, and a disproportionate number of them seem to come on this website and whinge.
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: Again?[/p][/quote]Yes. Infrastructure deteriorates and has to be maintained. This causes disruption. If the Council didn't do the work, there'd be even more cause for moaning. It's life. Some people seem to have a problem with it, and a disproportionate number of them seem to come on this website and whinge. WalkingOnAWire
  • Score: 9

4:28pm Mon 21 Jul 14

sotonbusdriver says...

What do you expect, the summer holidays are just about to start, and there is likely to be an influx of Visitors to the CITY,,, And the roadworks move in to congest the roads, so putting off people coming to the centre...
There are thousands of campers using the forest over the holidays right on our doorstep, but i bet most don't come into the centre of town as they are sick of past roadworks and high parking charges... What a waste of an opportunity...
What do you expect, the summer holidays are just about to start, and there is likely to be an influx of Visitors to the CITY,,, And the roadworks move in to congest the roads, so putting off people coming to the centre... There are thousands of campers using the forest over the holidays right on our doorstep, but i bet most don't come into the centre of town as they are sick of past roadworks and high parking charges... What a waste of an opportunity... sotonbusdriver
  • Score: -1

5:43pm Mon 21 Jul 14

WalkingOnAWire says...

sotonbusdriver wrote:
What do you expect, the summer holidays are just about to start, and there is likely to be an influx of Visitors to the CITY,,, And the roadworks move in to congest the roads, so putting off people coming to the centre...
There are thousands of campers using the forest over the holidays right on our doorstep, but i bet most don't come into the centre of town as they are sick of past roadworks and high parking charges... What a waste of an opportunity...
"The majority of daytime works will take place away from traffic. The lions' share of the work will be carried out overnight - with each flyover worked on separately to reduce delays.

Restrictions will be minimised during the daytime and be lifted on days when many cruise ships are in calling into the city.

Transport chiefs have scheduled the work due to traffic levels being traditionally lower during the summer."

Did you miss all those bits? Or do you think it's better to not maintain the roads? What would you propose instead?
[quote][p][bold]sotonbusdriver[/bold] wrote: What do you expect, the summer holidays are just about to start, and there is likely to be an influx of Visitors to the CITY,,, And the roadworks move in to congest the roads, so putting off people coming to the centre... There are thousands of campers using the forest over the holidays right on our doorstep, but i bet most don't come into the centre of town as they are sick of past roadworks and high parking charges... What a waste of an opportunity...[/p][/quote]"The majority of daytime works will take place away from traffic. The lions' share of the work will be carried out overnight - with each flyover worked on separately to reduce delays. Restrictions will be minimised during the daytime and be lifted on days when many cruise ships are in calling into the city. Transport chiefs have scheduled the work due to traffic levels being traditionally lower during the summer." Did you miss all those bits? Or do you think it's better to not maintain the roads? What would you propose instead? WalkingOnAWire
  • Score: 7

5:49pm Mon 21 Jul 14

IronLady2010 says...

WalkingOnAWire wrote:
sotonbusdriver wrote:
What do you expect, the summer holidays are just about to start, and there is likely to be an influx of Visitors to the CITY,,, And the roadworks move in to congest the roads, so putting off people coming to the centre...
There are thousands of campers using the forest over the holidays right on our doorstep, but i bet most don't come into the centre of town as they are sick of past roadworks and high parking charges... What a waste of an opportunity...
"The majority of daytime works will take place away from traffic. The lions' share of the work will be carried out overnight - with each flyover worked on separately to reduce delays.

Restrictions will be minimised during the daytime and be lifted on days when many cruise ships are in calling into the city.

Transport chiefs have scheduled the work due to traffic levels being traditionally lower during the summer."

Did you miss all those bits? Or do you think it's better to not maintain the roads? What would you propose instead?
I'd propose they get together and look at the road, then decide, let's do the entire thing once and for all for the next say 10 years.

What we currently have is every 6 months or so more and more roadworks on the same piece of Road.

Now, if this is due to the heavy vehicles from the docks, shouldn't this be addressed rather than keep digging up the same Network every few months.
[quote][p][bold]WalkingOnAWire[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sotonbusdriver[/bold] wrote: What do you expect, the summer holidays are just about to start, and there is likely to be an influx of Visitors to the CITY,,, And the roadworks move in to congest the roads, so putting off people coming to the centre... There are thousands of campers using the forest over the holidays right on our doorstep, but i bet most don't come into the centre of town as they are sick of past roadworks and high parking charges... What a waste of an opportunity...[/p][/quote]"The majority of daytime works will take place away from traffic. The lions' share of the work will be carried out overnight - with each flyover worked on separately to reduce delays. Restrictions will be minimised during the daytime and be lifted on days when many cruise ships are in calling into the city. Transport chiefs have scheduled the work due to traffic levels being traditionally lower during the summer." Did you miss all those bits? Or do you think it's better to not maintain the roads? What would you propose instead?[/p][/quote]I'd propose they get together and look at the road, then decide, let's do the entire thing once and for all for the next say 10 years. What we currently have is every 6 months or so more and more roadworks on the same piece of Road. Now, if this is due to the heavy vehicles from the docks, shouldn't this be addressed rather than keep digging up the same Network every few months. IronLady2010
  • Score: 0

5:51pm Mon 21 Jul 14

IronLady2010 says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
WalkingOnAWire wrote:
sotonbusdriver wrote:
What do you expect, the summer holidays are just about to start, and there is likely to be an influx of Visitors to the CITY,,, And the roadworks move in to congest the roads, so putting off people coming to the centre...
There are thousands of campers using the forest over the holidays right on our doorstep, but i bet most don't come into the centre of town as they are sick of past roadworks and high parking charges... What a waste of an opportunity...
"The majority of daytime works will take place away from traffic. The lions' share of the work will be carried out overnight - with each flyover worked on separately to reduce delays.

Restrictions will be minimised during the daytime and be lifted on days when many cruise ships are in calling into the city.

Transport chiefs have scheduled the work due to traffic levels being traditionally lower during the summer."

Did you miss all those bits? Or do you think it's better to not maintain the roads? What would you propose instead?
I'd propose they get together and look at the road, then decide, let's do the entire thing once and for all for the next say 10 years.

What we currently have is every 6 months or so more and more roadworks on the same piece of Road.

Now, if this is due to the heavy vehicles from the docks, shouldn't this be addressed rather than keep digging up the same Network every few months.
Another Major route into the City is The Avenue, which doesn't seem to have so many roadworks.
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WalkingOnAWire[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sotonbusdriver[/bold] wrote: What do you expect, the summer holidays are just about to start, and there is likely to be an influx of Visitors to the CITY,,, And the roadworks move in to congest the roads, so putting off people coming to the centre... There are thousands of campers using the forest over the holidays right on our doorstep, but i bet most don't come into the centre of town as they are sick of past roadworks and high parking charges... What a waste of an opportunity...[/p][/quote]"The majority of daytime works will take place away from traffic. The lions' share of the work will be carried out overnight - with each flyover worked on separately to reduce delays. Restrictions will be minimised during the daytime and be lifted on days when many cruise ships are in calling into the city. Transport chiefs have scheduled the work due to traffic levels being traditionally lower during the summer." Did you miss all those bits? Or do you think it's better to not maintain the roads? What would you propose instead?[/p][/quote]I'd propose they get together and look at the road, then decide, let's do the entire thing once and for all for the next say 10 years. What we currently have is every 6 months or so more and more roadworks on the same piece of Road. Now, if this is due to the heavy vehicles from the docks, shouldn't this be addressed rather than keep digging up the same Network every few months.[/p][/quote]Another Major route into the City is The Avenue, which doesn't seem to have so many roadworks. IronLady2010
  • Score: -3

5:56pm Mon 21 Jul 14

sammytsang says...

Sort of like having a front or back garden where grass grows. You have the option to cut it or not and also if you do cut it when do you want to cut it?
Sort of like having a front or back garden where grass grows. You have the option to cut it or not and also if you do cut it when do you want to cut it? sammytsang
  • Score: -1

6:15pm Mon 21 Jul 14

loosehead says...

Surely this is the time to liaise with ABP & get dock gate 20 open to all dock related traffic & if possible have all cruise ships in the new/western docks so they can just get this work done?
I've driven over those flyovers & the drains seemed to have dropped & all down to Regents Park Rd lights it's the same so I can see the need for work.
But if we can get this issue sorted with ABP we should/could see less traffic on these roads.
Surely this is the time to liaise with ABP & get dock gate 20 open to all dock related traffic & if possible have all cruise ships in the new/western docks so they can just get this work done? I've driven over those flyovers & the drains seemed to have dropped & all down to Regents Park Rd lights it's the same so I can see the need for work. But if we can get this issue sorted with ABP we should/could see less traffic on these roads. loosehead
  • Score: 1

7:04pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Lone Ranger. says...

WalkingOnAWire wrote:
sotonbusdriver wrote:
What do you expect, the summer holidays are just about to start, and there is likely to be an influx of Visitors to the CITY,,, And the roadworks move in to congest the roads, so putting off people coming to the centre...
There are thousands of campers using the forest over the holidays right on our doorstep, but i bet most don't come into the centre of town as they are sick of past roadworks and high parking charges... What a waste of an opportunity...
"The majority of daytime works will take place away from traffic. The lions' share of the work will be carried out overnight - with each flyover worked on separately to reduce delays.

Restrictions will be minimised during the daytime and be lifted on days when many cruise ships are in calling into the city.

Transport chiefs have scheduled the work due to traffic levels being traditionally lower during the summer."

Did you miss all those bits? Or do you think it's better to not maintain the roads? What would you propose instead?
Now you re letting the facts get in the way of the usual moaning minnies.
.
Its a pity that some posters make a 10 line rant over a news headline ...
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Priceless
[quote][p][bold]WalkingOnAWire[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sotonbusdriver[/bold] wrote: What do you expect, the summer holidays are just about to start, and there is likely to be an influx of Visitors to the CITY,,, And the roadworks move in to congest the roads, so putting off people coming to the centre... There are thousands of campers using the forest over the holidays right on our doorstep, but i bet most don't come into the centre of town as they are sick of past roadworks and high parking charges... What a waste of an opportunity...[/p][/quote]"The majority of daytime works will take place away from traffic. The lions' share of the work will be carried out overnight - with each flyover worked on separately to reduce delays. Restrictions will be minimised during the daytime and be lifted on days when many cruise ships are in calling into the city. Transport chiefs have scheduled the work due to traffic levels being traditionally lower during the summer." Did you miss all those bits? Or do you think it's better to not maintain the roads? What would you propose instead?[/p][/quote]Now you re letting the facts get in the way of the usual moaning minnies. . Its a pity that some posters make a 10 line rant over a news headline ... . Priceless Lone Ranger.
  • Score: -3

10:50pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Maine Lobster says...

None of us like the inconvenience of road works and there is a genuine question as to why this road is being disturbed again. Having said that, at least the planning of the works is being done sensibly to minimise impact on day traffic. At least someone seems to be learning from past problems.
None of us like the inconvenience of road works and there is a genuine question as to why this road is being disturbed again. Having said that, at least the planning of the works is being done sensibly to minimise impact on day traffic. At least someone seems to be learning from past problems. Maine Lobster
  • Score: 3

1:07am Tue 22 Jul 14

southy says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
Again?
Well yes again as soon as they have finish they be looking for the next faults, the problem is the subsoil is disapering its slowly being shifted into the river plus the vibrasions on the road and out of the container port is not helping also
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: Again?[/p][/quote]Well yes again as soon as they have finish they be looking for the next faults, the problem is the subsoil is disapering its slowly being shifted into the river plus the vibrasions on the road and out of the container port is not helping also southy
  • Score: 0

7:45am Wed 23 Jul 14

Solent Soul says...

I'm glad they are completing essential works on the flyovers & that they aren't wasting the money on such things like adding lanes, dedicated cycle ways or general highway maintenance.Na, a good ol jet wash & waterproofing is whats needed... jeez..
I'm glad they are completing essential works on the flyovers & that they aren't wasting the money on such things like adding lanes, dedicated cycle ways or general highway maintenance.Na, a good ol jet wash & waterproofing is whats needed... jeez.. Solent Soul
  • Score: 0

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