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City Centre South


Closing Date : 31/03/2023


Opening Date : 28/09/2020


Contact:

Name: Project Management Office

Email: sehrt@portsmouthcc.gov.uk


Overview of the scheme

The City Centre South scheme includes the southern end of Commercial Road, Station Street and Isambard Brunel Road. This is a busy area, with lots of traffic and large numbers of people.

Currently buses are held up in Commercial Road and Isambard Brunel Road.

These proposals would provide benefits for active travel and public transport and support Portsmouth’s Local Transport Strategy and draft Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP). Reducing traffic in the area and adding controlled crossings will make it easier and safer for people to cross Station Street, while a new bus-only corridor will help keep buses running on time.

What is proposed and why

This scheme includes the southern end of Commercial Road and Isambard Brunel Road. This is a busy area, with lots of traffic and large numbers of people.

We are looking to introduce a bus-only route and improve the area for walking, cycling and public transport. Surrounding footpaths will also be improved to link with the Fratton to Portsmouth Guildhall walking route.

To improve this area of the city we are proposing to:

  • Introduce a new corridor for buses and taxis between Commercial Road and Isambard Brunel Road
  • Modify the road layout on Isambard Brunel Road to allow a two-way traffic flow for buses and taxis
  • Replace the mini roundabout with a crossroads traffic light junction, with controlled pedestrian crossings.
  • Add a new controlled pedestrian crossing on Isambard Brunel Road, near to Guildhall Square

The use of private hire vehicles in these bus lanes is subject to a trial which will be conducted in early 2022.

Have your say

Your views will help us decide where to make specific improvements to this route, and how best to implement these changes. Our consultation will be open for five weeks, from 17 Dec 2021 to 31 January 2022. We’re also looking for your views on the south of the city centre and Lake Road.

Take part in the survey

Our consultation closes at midnight on 31 January 2022.

The feedback you provide will be analysed and used to develop the final designs for improvements along these routes.

You can also join one of our online briefing sessions, where you’ll be able to watch a presentation about the changes and ask questions to project staff.

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