Drivers are set to face new traffic measures in Eastleigh town centre as part of the new cycleway proposal.

Several existing parking and waiting restrictions will be altered for the new route set to link Eastleigh railway station with the existing cycle network outside Lakeside.

Hampshire County Council has now approved new traffic orders for Leigh Road and Market Street, under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

One of the new rules will be a 15-minute parking limit on a stretch of Leigh Road, with no return within two hours.

The report confirmed there will be some loss of pay to display parking spaces.

The £900,000 cycleway scheme, approved in May, will see a segregated cycleway on the southern side of Leigh Road, with existing vehicle parking bays relocated to the north side of Leigh Road.

There will also be a change of junction priority at Desborough Road’s junctions with Grantham Road, Factory Road/Wells Place, and Cherbourg Road to prioritise north/southbound cyclists and move a bus stop on Derby Road away from the junction.

Chestnut Avenue will have a new toucan crossing, and work here will include the closure of the Chestnut Avenue/Desborough Road junction to all vehicles except cyclists and emergency vehicles, with bollards put in.

Arnold Road will become a left turn out only, and two bus stops will also be moved on Chestnut Avenue due to the Toucan crossing.

Monitoring cameras will also be installed.

No objections or representations were received during the public consultation for the Leigh Road and Market Street changes.