CAMPAIGNERS hoping to improve a “nightmare” junction are holding a street party in Southampton today.

TriFest will see residents and traders come together for a one-day event, and organisers say the temporary road closure around Bitterne Park Triangle will provide a chance to see how the road could be changed.

As reported by the Daily Echo, transport planners from Southampton City Council are currently looking at how to stop traffic congestion and improve safety around the historic clock tower.

A public meeting in March saw tempers flare as residents and drivers called the road layout “a nightmare”, while cyclists called for safety measures to be increased.

Love the Triangle campaign group organiser Liz Batten said: “This will involve a temporary road closure for the section of Manor Farm Road from the funeral directors, leaving their access unaffected to the end of the Advanced Plastics shop, also leaving the rear access unaffected.

“The aim of the day is to give local residents a chance to experience a street party with a partial pedestrianisation of the Triangle, and an opportunity to share ideas about how to make the Triangle a nicer place to be.

“It will also allow Triangle traders to advertise themselves by having a greater footfall for the day.

“We are planning for there to be music, children’s activities, stalls, competitions, a bike ride, a picnic and a chance to have your say on camera.

“Those wanting food and drink will be directed to local shops.

“Traders who also want to have a stall can be accommodated in the event space.”

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TriFest takes place on June 16 from noon.