Eastleigh’s local MP Mims Davies has welcomed news that delays on local roads as a result of road works on the Maypole Roundabout are set to come to an end, following her intervention this week on behalf of constituents.
Commenting, Mims said:
“Every day I hear from my constituents who get in touch to convey their frustration over the constant queues on our local roads as a result of the lack of infrastructure to support piecemeal developments taking place across our borough at the hands of Eastleigh Borough Council.
“I therefore understand and sympathise with those same road users when their journeys are made even more difficult as a result of a lack of joined up working when road works are planned and carried out.
“While I appreciate that programming of road works is often difficult, and that the benefits of investment in our local roads should not be overlooked, I share the concerns of my constituents over the seeming lack of communication in this case, particularly given the fact that many of our younger people in our area will be in the midst of their exams.
“It was with all of this in mind that I joined local residents and Botley Parish Council in raising the need to re-evaluate the planned works at Maypole Roundabout, and I am pleased that this request has been listened to and as a result the contractor is proposing to increase his and the surfacing contractors resources plus work this Saturday (under four way lights) so that the temporary four way traffic lights will not be required again at Maypole after this Saturday. It should however be noted that the weekend closures of the 16/17 & 23/24 will still be required.”