Change to schedule for Cupernham Lane and Winchester Hill Junction work
Monday, 15 April 2013
Highway improvement works on Romsey's Cupernham Lane/Winchester Hill Junction to install traffic signals now looks set to be completed in early July.
A new drainage system is an integral element of the works and parts of this have been re-designed to accommodate un-mapped underground services that engineers found once site works were underway and excavations began. These services had not been declared or shown on responses from utility companies, when the original design work took place These uncharted services also complicated the construction of the retaining walls on Winchester Hill. Hampshire County Council and the developer's contractor have acted swiftly and worked hard to keep disruption to the progress of the scheme to a minimum meaning that the road closure in Cupernham Lane needs only to be extended by up to one week, until 14 May.
The scheme is part of a package of measures designed to manage the impact of additional traffic from the Abbottswood development which should benefit all road users in Romsey by helping to maintain the flow of traffic through the area
The junction works are necessary as part of the Abbottswood Major Development Area (MDA) planning conditions and are being funded and implemented by the Abbottswood Consortium under licence from Hampshire County Council.
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