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A36: NINE months of work starting in Salisbury

A36: NINE months of work starting in Salisbury

Published by Jack Deery at 5:49am 2nd March 2020.

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From today (Monday 2nd March) until the 31st December street lighting is going to be replaced along the road through the city.

From St Paul's roundabout near Fisherton Street to the Bourne Way roundabout on Southampton Road, Highways England are going to be putting in new LED lighting. 

It was expected to start a month ago, but has faced various delays and will now finish at the end of December.  

The work is expected to cost £4.5 million.

A36 street lighting works
Map of the A36 street lighting works

WHAT WORK IS BEING DONE?

There is a lot of work being done over the next 8 months, which will be carried out in phases. 

It includes removing the existing lamp posts from the central reservation and new ones will be installed on the footpaths, to improve lighting for pedestrians and cyclists.

They are also bringing down the numbers: 

  • Reduce lamp posts from 180 to 140
  • Reduce street light bulbs from 242 to 144
  • Reduce illuminated signs from 106 to 87
  • Reduce non-illuminated signs from 64 to 32
  • Illuminated bollards will be replaced with retroflective reboundable versions
Bourne Way Roundabout - A36 Southampton Road - Bourne Retail Park (Mike Draper) (3)
The work is taking place from St Pauls roundabout to Bourne Way roundabout, near the big Tesco

ADDITIONAL WORK

They are also going to be undertaking work to repair the railway bridge on Churchill Way to help minimise disruption to drivers.

There is a few different things they are going to be doing to it: 

  • Upgrade the safety barrier to protect against vehicle incursion onto the railway line below
  • Replacement of all bridge joints
  • Renewal of the waterproofing layer on the bridge structure
  • Resurfacing carriageway in both directions once all the above works are complete

WHY IS IT BEING DONE? 

Highways England say the lights need to be replaced as the existing ones are getting to the end of their working life.

The current lighting has been in place for the last 44 years.

The new LED streetlights are more environmentally friendly and will also save approximately £9,669 per year. 

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