MAJOR roads across Southampton could see engineering works as part of efforts to improve safety.

Roads across the city have been earmarked for possible engineering work as part of a road safety scheme.

A probe is due to get underway this October with roads where there have been accidents that caused an injury to be given priority, according to the city council.

Locations on the council’s shortlist include Lobelia Road and Honeysuckle Road in Swaylthing.

Lodge Road at its junction with Bevois Hill junction, and Winchester Road at its junction at Hill Lane

Other sites being assessed within the council’s 2021-2022 road safety programme are Itchen Bridge and Saltmarsh Road, London Road and Bellevue Road. Safety on Wide Lane is also up for review.

It comes following calls from city residents to install speed bumps and a 20mph limit in parts of the Flowers Estate.

Swaythling locals previously complained of horrific traffic on Lobelia Road.

Resident, Christine Maros even described the road as absolutely deadly.

She previously told an Echo reporter: “We have had so many near misses.

Daily Echo: Christine MarosChristine Maros

“People are afraid to let their kids out. If you have any children, it is not easy.

“It’s absolutely horrendous. The amount of people that go far too fast.

“We have been complaining about it for years and years.”

A spokesperson for Southampton City Council has said that a transport officer attended an online meeting with ward councillors for Swaythling, residents and Hampshire Police last October to discuss road safety and "rat-running".

As a result, the area was added to a speeding scheme and talks were opened with the police about a possible community speed watch activity.

The council has said that due to “finite” road safety budgets, resources will be used where there is the greatest need.

Daily Echo: Tory councillor for Millbrook, Jeremy MoultonTory councillor for Millbrook, Jeremy Moulton

Councillor Jeremy Moulton, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Growth, said: “As new administration, we are keen to work with residents to introduce safer streets initiatives and 20mph limits where people want them. We will be actively looking at opportunities for Lobelia Road and the wider Flowers area and will be engaging with councillors on some possible options. We will also be looking to make use of the Government’s Active Travel Fund and other council resources to look at opportunities in Southampton. This will take account of a wider range of information such as input from local councillors, residents, schools etc.”