Southampton to make road changes in city to ease congestion

Southampton City Council is developing plans to transform some of its network.

Several junctions along the A3024 Northern Ring Road – between Western Esplanade and Charlotte Place – will be improved as part of a £4.5m scheme.

The move will affect a number of roads including Havelock Road, Cumberland Place, Brunswick Place, Devonshire Road and Grosvenor Square in the city and a number of traffic lights along the route will also be reduced.

Those lights that remain will then be replaced with new ‘traffic signal technology’ which will respond to changing traffic conditions to better manage traffic flows, Southampton City Council said, according to a report by the Daily Echo.

The council has said that these plans will also ‘unlock plans’ for other wider improvements across the city in the next two years.

The council said the changes will help tackle congestion, support more reliable journeys for drivers and reduce through traffic movements in other parts of the city centre with higher levels of pedestrian footfall.

The route will also see improved pedestrian crossing facilities, linking the city’s parks and enhancing access for people walking and cycling.

Further details will be released next month.


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