A3057 Junction Improvements; Redbridge Lane/Bakers Drove & Nursling Street/Horns Drove

Last update: May 2024

Latest Update - Start of Works

Traffic Management Update 

From the 2 April 2024 the traffic signals on the A3057 at the junction of Redbridge Lane will be under 24/7 operation in order for Southern Gas Networks to carry out works to their apparatus. In order to maximise efficiencies within this time, we have also scheduled other utility providers to carry out works within the restrictions. The restrictions will be for a period of 17 weeks. During these works, pedestrian footways will be maintained and will be clearly signposted on site. To help maximise traffic capacities during peak times, the traffic lights will be under manual control by operatives. Traffic management plans will be added to the scheme webpage prior to the works commencing.

Mildren Construction Ltd have been appointed to carry out the junction improvement works. The main construction work is due to start in February 2024 and expected completion by winter 2024.

Permitted Working Hours

  • Monday to Friday between 7am - 6pm.
  • When required:
  • Nightworks will operate between 7pm – 6am;
  • Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holidays will be between 7am - 6pm;
    Any work that may be required on weekends and Bank holidays will be updated on our webpage prior to the works.

Please view the construction presentation  and the new road layout drawings for further details of the scheme.

The focus of the first phase will be the site clearance and tree maintenance works by our sub-contractor, Uptons. During this phase, eight trees will be removed, two of which are due to be felled for safety reasons following the fire last year. 17 new trees will be planted as part of the mitigation plans within close proximity to the scheme in 2025. Most of the works will be carried out on the verges and footways.

Traffic restrictions maybe required and will be carried out under temporary four way traffic lights over the Bakers Drove/ Redbridge Lane/ A3057 junction and will be in operation between the hours of 9am and 4pm. This is to ensure safe working areas are provided for the site staff and the travelling public.  

The nature of the works will cause some disruption and inconvenience however, every effort will be made to keep this to a minimum. We would ask that you allow extra time for your journey.

During the construction, all pedestrian crossings and footpaths will remain accessible to the public. If there are any changes, advanced local signs will be in place and this web page will be updated prior to the works.
The eastbound bus stop at the top of Bakers Drove and the westbound after Redbridge Lane will both be suspended for the duration of the scheme. To see the alternative bus stops, please see the plan in the construction presentation.

Please see the traffic management plans.
Scheme overview

The A3057 is an important route linking Southampton City Centre and Romsey. It provides access to the M271 and M27 from surrounding areas and is an important public transport corridor providing links to schools and employment. Due to recent housing and school developments in the area, the junctions at Redbridge Lane/Bakers Drove and Horns Drove/Nursling Street have been identified as a planning requirement as requiring improvement for both vehicles and non-motorised users. Hampshire County Council has secured funding from local developments at Redbridge Lane and Rownhams Lane to provide these required improvements.

Approval to progress with implementation of the scheme was given at the Executive Lead Member for Universal Services Decision Day on 13 March 2023.

Feedback Survey Results

The report summarises key findings from the feedback survey which took place from 14 November 2022 to 8 January 2023 . This was an opportunity for local residents and businesses to provide their views on the proposed improvement scheme.  You can still read the information pack .

Please see the summary table with key points of 'what you said' and we have listened to your concerns and provided a response to the most common comments from the feedback survey.

Funding Arrangements
Funding for the transport capital delivery schemes is separate from the County Council’s revenue budget and savings proposals. In the majority of cases funding comes from external grants and / or Section 106 contribution from developers. This funding usually has conditions that strictly control on how, where and when it can be spent.
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