Winchester: improvements at the junction of Stanmore Lane and Romsey Road
The scheme aims to improve the operation of the Stanmore Lane and Romsey Road junction, Winchester, and enhance pedestrian safety.
Work starts on 1 April and will last for about nine weeks.
A partial road closure will be in place for two weeks from 7 to 20 April, which is the Easter school holiday period. During this period there will be no access along Stanmore Lane from Oliver’s Battery Road North to Romsey Road.
At other times there may be periods when the road operates under temporary lights, or when the road has to be full closed during off-peak periods only. This is to allow for work such as surfacing, lining and installation of traffic signals.
A signed and straightforward diversion via Battery Hill, Thurmond Road The Valley and Cromwell Road will be in operation for the entire duration of the scheme.
The main feature of the proposal is to widen the junction of Stanmore Lane with Romsey Road and increase the capacity from one to two vehicle lanes. This will remove a significant bottleneck in the local road system and a barrier to vehicle movements, including notably to buses.
The additional road width required will be obtained by encouraging pedestrians to cross on the favoured route by the junction with Oliver’s Battery Road North.
Crossing at this location will be made more attractive with a new crossing point highlighted with bollards and alternative road surfacing. It will be manned by a School Crossing Patrol at peak times.