Work to put in place the new crossing point will begin on Monday 13 May and take two weeks to complete. In order for the works to be carried out as quickly as possible, Bell Street will be closed to traffic during this time.
All businesses will remain open as usual, with pedestrian access to Bell Street 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.