With the date of the road closure approaching, we are working to complete the current phase of works that focus on the construction of new roundabouts and the link road.
Modifications to existing traffic management measures on Selborne Road
Some minor modifications are underway to the lane layouts around this current phase of work. A single lane will be split allowing us to construct a new traffic island.
We plan to close the road overnight on 25 January, so that we can finish laying the tarmac surface to Selborne Road and carry out temporary white lining for the diversion route.
Work has now begun on the railway where we have erected perimeter fencing and started lifting the track and removing ballast. This element of the works will be underway for approximately six weeks.
Temporary Partial Closure of Whitedown Lane, Introduction of the Diversion Route and the Closure of Winchester Road
The current phase of works will complete on 25 January 2019. During the day and overnight on 25 January, the traffic management arrangements that will facilitate the diversion routes will be installed. These will be in full effect by the morning of Saturday 26 January.
Whitedown Lane will be closed at a point from its junction with Butts Road, Selborne Road and Winchester Road, to a point approximately 65m north west of that junction and south east of the entrance to the French Horn public house, including both roundabouts.
Traffic will be permitted through/around the works to and from The Butts Road to Selborne Road and vice versa.
Cyclists will be able to access Chawton Park Road from the centre of Alton, following the designated Sustrans Route 23 (recently renumbered 242) as normal.
With the closure in place, the end of Winchester Road will be closed and access to Winchester Road will be switched to be via the new link road (to be named Winchester Road) off Selborne Road.
Stagecoach Bus Services
Stagecoach has published its service updates on their website. Details can be accessed here.
Chawton Taxishare Service
The details of the taxishare service operating from Chawton Park Road sports centre and community hospital have been finalised and are now available to view on the website here.
A series of frequently asked questions have now been added to the website and can be accessed here.