A project to improve access and relieve congestion around Southampton General Hospital is scheduled to begin later this month.
The project to widen a section of Coxford Road will begin on Tuesday, April 23 and will last for seven weeks, followed by a further two-week programme of resurfacing work.
In order to complete the first phase of work, the section of road between Vine Road and Warren Avenue will be temporarily narrowed to one-way only, meaning traffic will be prevented from accessing Coxford Road from the Warren Avenue entrance.
Patients, staff and visitors are therefore being urged to allow extra time and plan their journey to Southampton General and Princess Anne hospitals for the duration of the work.
Traffic will be diverted and so those who usually travel by bus are being advised to contact their bus service provider for the best alternative stop to use.
Those travelling by car will also be directed through the diversion and roads are expected to be busier as a result.
The Southampton City Council highways project is aimed at improving access to SGH, and relieve a traffic pinch point on that stretch of road.
Part of the work will involve reconstructing a parking area so that it can carry buses and heavy traffic. To retain parking for residents, a length of overgrown verge is also being cleared.
The widening of the road is expected to take seven weeks to complete. There will then be up to two weeks of overnight resurfacing between 8pm and 6am. The resurfacing will include the newly widened stretch of road, as well as planned resurfacing that will include the mini roundabouts on Warren Avenue and the section of Coxford Road from Vine Road to Tremona Road.
Read more on the Southampton transport site
Patients and visitors are also being reminded to allow extra time once in the Southampton General Hospital site. Preparation work has begun on a proposed development of the general intensive care unit (GICU) which resulted in the closure of some pedestrian routes around the front of the hospital. Read more here
Posted on Friday 5 April 2019