Rush hour commuters will welcome the news that ‘barring unforeseen circumstances’ there will be a partial lifting of the road closure at Colden Common, which has recently been bringing misery to Eastleigh’s motorists.
Work on the southern section of the site from the roundabout on Main Road with Church Lane, is nearing completion well ahead of schedule and this section will be re-opened under temporary traffic control on Sunday night.
The full road closure will now move north of the Colden Common roundabout and a shorter, local diversion route will be in place.
Southern Water say delays are still likely at peak periods until the works are fully completed but Eastleigh News understands this is likely to be before the original date of February 28.
Southern Water Project Manager Peter Simmons said:
“I know any disruption is unwelcome and I can assure residents and drivers we’re doing all we can to finish the scheme as soon as possible”.
The County Councillor for Eastleigh East, Andy Moore told Eastleigh News that he had lobbied Southern Water for an early re-opening and called the decision “common sense”.
Councillor Seán Woodward, Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment at Hampshire County Council, said in a statement:
“The news Southern Water are now hoping to be able to finish their works ahead of schedule at Colden Common is extremely welcome” adding that the village is “open for business as