Improvements to crossing at Southampton General Hospital emergency department

Patients and visitors to Southampton General Hospital are being advised of roadworks that are taking place on one of the main exit routes from the site.

The project will move the pedestrian crossing that was previously sited between trust management offices (TMO) and the emergency department (ED) to a position slightly closer to the entrance into ED.

This is to make it more accessible and safer for patients, visitors and staff to use. The work is estimated to last for four weeks with a further two day period scheduled in to complete the resurfacing.

During the works period there will be a restricted traffic flow and also a period of complete road closure so road users and pedestrians are being asked to remain vigilant and familiarise themselves with the signage.

TMO pathway diversion

The next phase of the project, due to happen between Monday, 25 November and Wednesday, 4 December, will see the right hand lane closed to allow works to be carried out. Ambulance services will be restricted to drop offs with waiting restricted to avoid congestion within the area. ED drop offs will be restricted with no waiting during this period.

All pedestrians will be diverted along the footpath in front of TMO and up to the air ambulance walkway which runs down to the north wing entrance and the ED.

On Saturday, 7 and Sunday, 8 December, both lanes will be closed to allow for resurfacing of the road. Traffic will be diverted through the access road in front of the helicopter pad. As soon as all works are completed, the road will reopen.

Posted on Monday 18 November 2019