Major roadworks, which will have a "high impact on traffic flow", are taking place on St Denys Road around Christmas, so the old
railway bridge can be demolished and rebuilt.
The westbound carriageway of St Denys Road will be closed from its
junction with Thomas Lewis Way to its junction with Adelaide Road from
December 24 2009 for 18 days.
The diversion route will be A335 Thomas Lewis Way, Stoneham Way, M27
jct 5 Rdbt, Wide Lane, A27 Mansbridge Road, Townhill Way, West End
Road, Mousehole Lane and Cobden Avenue.
And the eastbound carriageway will be closed from its junction with
Thomas Lewis Way to its junction with Kent Road from 00:01 to 06:00 on
December 25 and December 29.
The diversion route: Thomas Lewis Way, Bevois Valley Road, Mount
Pleasant Road, Radcliffe Road, Union Road, Northam Road, Bitterne Road
West, Bullar Road and Cobden Avenue.
The level crossing in Adelaide Road, St Denys is also due to be closed
on various dates in January and February 2010, including January 2-4,
to “to allow passage of engineering trains”. Check here for other dates.
- Buses - First Group, who are apologising on their website for current bus delays due to the current lane closure on the bridge, tell us the route for Service 3B December 24, 2009 to January 11, 2010 will be:
From Portswood St Denys Road to Portswood Road, Bevois Valley, Onslow Road, Charlotte Place, Brunswick Place, Above Bar Street, Pound Tree Road, Palmerston Road, New Road, Six Dials, Northam Road, Northam Bridge, Bitterne Road, Bullar Road, Cobden Avenue, Manor Farm Road, Nursery Road, Oak Tree Road, Woodmill Lane, Forest Hill Drive and Meggeson Avenue.
Return from Townhill Park, then Meggeson Avenue, Townhill Way, Mousehole Lane, Witts Hill, Woodmill Lane, Oak Tree Road, St Catherine’s Road, Cobden Avenue, Bullar Road, Cobbett Road, Bitterne Road, Northam Bridge, Northam Road, Six Dials, Kingsway, St Mary’s Place, Houndwell Place, Palmerston Road, Pound Tree Road, Above Bar Street, Brunswick Place, Charlotte Place, Onslow Road, Bevois Valley and Portswood Road to St Denys Road.
They also point out there will be a Christmas bus service during much of this period. More info on the soon to be updated First website
Southampton City Council