A busy Southampton road will be closed for months to bring in measures to slow down traffic.

This comes after a series of high-profile collisions on Spring Road in recent months - with one resident claiming three of her cars had been written off by drivers smashing into them while they were parked outside her home.

Now, the works will begin on the junction of Spring Road and Station Road this month, closing Spring Road for eight weeks, according to Southampton City Council.

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Daily Echo: The junction of Spring Road and Station RoadThe junction, situated in Sholing, will have a raised table with new parallel zebra crossings for pedestrians and cyclists to reduce vehicle speeds and make walking, wheeling and cycling to and from Sholing Station, Porchester Road and onward destinations easier and safer, the council says.

In addition, three sets of speed cushions will be installed on Spring Road between Miller’s Pond Gardens and Pinegrove Road as an additional measure to reduce speeds.

These works are a part of the council’s Eastern Quietway scheme and will be funded by the Department for Transport’s Transforming Cities Fund.

The roadworks will begin on Monday, February 26, and last for approximately eight weeks with diversion routes in place.

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Pedestrians will still be able to cross the junction using temporary crossings and paths.

Councillor Eamonn Keogh, Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport, commented: “The Eastern Quietway scheme has come a long way since local people were first consulted about the proposals in summer 2022 which saw a majority of respondents state that each set of measures proposed would improve safety and reduce vehicle speeds.

“The works at Spring Road will help to meet both of these objectives and together with the already completed works at Sholing Station and Porchester Road, the current crossing upgrade at Portsmouth Road nearby to Manor Road South and the final works nearby to Miller’s Pond Local Nature Reserve, the Quietway route will deliver safer routes to local schools, Sholing and Woolston Stations, Woolston district centre and the city centre, via the Itchen Bridge.”

Southampton City Council’s Eastern Quietway scheme has already seen improvement works conducted across the city since last year.

Most recently a traffic light system was fully upgraded on Portsmouth Road.