Romsey Market Place improvements move to The Hundred

As part of the Hampshire County Council improvements being carried out in Romsey’s Market Place, a new crossing point for pedestrians will be installed between the new paving in front of the Lord Palmerston statue and the NatWest bank

May 23 2019

Work to put in place the new crossing point will begin on Thursday 6 June for approximately two weeks. In order for the works to be carried out as quickly as possible, The Hundred, at its junction with Market Place, will be closed to traffic during this time. 

All businesses will remain open as usual, with pedestrian access to The Hundred and Market Place maintained throughout the works, and the County Council will endeavour to keep disruption to a minimum. 

A signed diversion for traffic will be in place and is available at :  https://www.hants.gov.uk/transport/transportschemes/marketplaceromsey   

The current improvement scheme at Market Place is the third and final part of a package of measures in Romsey which include improvements to Church Street in 2016 and to Bell Street last year. Subject to weather and ground conditions, the Market Place works are expected to be completed by summer 2019. 

The main element of the Market Place improvements is the large piazza style build out that encompasses the current Lord Palmerston Statue within the middle of Market Place to provide a new space for public events. The materials being used are complementary to the historic town centre.  

The scheme has been designed to create a safer environment for all road users including pedestrians and cyclists. It is the third and final phase of a wider improvement scheme for the historic market town.