Improvement works taking place at Portsmouth junction

ROAD WORK Contractors changing the layout in Milton Road. Picture: Malcolm Wells (132800-5665)
ROAD WORK Contractors changing the layout in Milton Road. Picture: Malcolm Wells (132800-5665)
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WORK is being done to alter a dangerous road junction in Portsmouth.

Contractor Colas is making two lanes that run northbound from Eastney Road to Milton Road into one lane so that traffic is not merging when it reaches the mini-roundabout at the junction of Locksway Road.

New signs are being installed in each direction.

The lanes heading north on Eastney Road at the traffic lights with Goldsmith Avenue are being revised so if drivers stay in the left-hand lane next to where the former White House pub stood they will have to turn into Goldsmith Avenue, and only the right-hand lane will head into Milton Road and up to the mini-roundabout.

The work is happening over the next couple of weeks and will include kerbs being widened.

Council leader Gerald Vernon-Jackson said: ‘It will make it safer for people using the roundabout.’

The work comes after a pensioner was seriously injured at the junction in April after being hit by a lorry, although it has not been established that the road layout was to blame.

However, many drivers have complained about the mini-roundabout since it was introduced three years ago.