Drivers in Bitterne are being advised to approach with caution after a major route faces a week of roadworks.

At the beginning of June, Southampton City Council announced it had secured funding from the Government’s Active Travel Fund to ‘improve the facilities for people walking, wheeling, and cycling’ along Bitterne Road East.

The council has said that the scheme aims to provide an active travel option for local communities connecting them with Bitterne Precinct, local schools and services.

Since Monday, June 3, residents have noticed cones and signs crop up on the busy road a number of times – and today, the road works are back.

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The left turn only lane has been closed by construction crews with temporary traffic signals as well as the footpath between the junctions of Bath Road and Exleigh Close.

Working hours for the temporary lights will be between 9.30am and 3.30pm, however the rest of the works will take place between 7am and 5pm.

This bout of works is set to finish on Wednesday, June 19, with the next bout coming a day later on Thursday, June 20, for another three days.

This next set of road works will see footway closure on Bitterne Road East at the junction of Somerset Avenue, with pedestrian diversion routes in place and some incursion on the carriageway.