A MAJOR roundabout which planned to close this weekend has been cancelled due to poor weather.

The planned closure of Redbridge roundabout which was due to take place between 9pm on February 21 and 6am on February 23 has now been cancelled.

Highways England was due to close the roundabout on the M271 to install a footbridge as part of a major revamp project.

A new purpose-built pedestrian footbridge and a new free-flow highway lane needs to be completed before the road is fully finished.

There are plans to also complete a footpath, lay noise lowering material on the roundabout and finish a new user-friendly crossing.

Shrubs and trees are also due to be planted.

The works is part of a scheme which is due to cost between £12million and £14million which began in May 2020.
It is due to be completed this Spring.

It is not yet known when the planned closure for the footbridge will take place.

This comes as motorists were being warned to avoid a busy slip road in Southampton on February 5 after a major gas pipe was damaged.

Contractors went through a gas main at the Redbridge Roundabout western slip road, where the M271 and A35 meet.