Redbridge Causeway to Eling, including Totton - Pedestrian and Cycle Improvements

Transforming Cities Fund

Last update: March 2022

Scheme overview

This scheme comprises improvements to the existing shared use footway/cycleway between Redbridge Causeway and Rushington Roundabout, mostly on the southern side of the A35 Totton Bypass with a connection to Eling Lane. The scheme has been identified as being on a key route between Southampton and those local communities along the Waterside.

This is a busy route for cyclists travelling to and from Southampton for commuting and leisure purposes and a key aim of the scheme is to encourage more people to either walk or cycle as a first choice of local travel. This improved route connections to Southampton City Councils Cycle Network Route 1 and National Cycle Network Route 236.

This scheme will improve footways, footpaths, existing cycle routes to ensure they are clearly signed and marked with the aim to improve opportunities for cycling and walking, reducing car use and offering healthy travel alternatives.

Pedestrian and cycle improvements:

  • the existing shared route on the south side of Redbridge Causeway and Totton Town Centre via Commercial Road (track widening to 3m and crossing improvements);
    widening the existing shared pedestrian and cycle track adjacent to the A35 between the railway bridge and Rushington Roundabout via the removal of existing verge and repositioning of fence line in some areas;
  • a new crossing island and realignment of kerblines at A35/Bartram Road junction);
  • the existing shared path between Redbridge Causeway and the A35 (widening to 2.5m); and
  • the existing shared path between the A35 and Eling Lane (widening of track to between 2.5m to 3m).

In March 2020, Hampshire County Council welcomed news of the successful outcome of a funding bids to the Department for Transport (DfT). Made jointly with Southampton City Council, Hampshire County Council made a bid for investment designed to improve walking, cycling and public transport within the Southampton City Region. The Department for Transport awarded £57 million to the Southampton City Region from the Transforming Cities Fund (TCF). This funding is for capital investment in infrastructure to support and encourage active and sustainable travel from the outlying residential areas to key economic areas nearer the City Centre. The majority of the investment is on corridors from Eastleigh, Bursledon and The Waterside/Totton in addition to transport and mobility hubs in Eastleigh and at Southampton Parkway. 

Further details of this route will be available once the preliminary design stage has been complete and will be published here. Works expected to start in autumn 2022.

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