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Downton Road closure - 3rd to 11th September - MONDAYS - FRIDAYS
From 3rd – 11th September the Downton Road (A338) will be closed from the Harnham Gyratory to Britford Park and Ride. This closure is in place 24 hours per day, Monday to Friday.
However our services will still be able to use this section of road, under escort (the bus will be escorted through the works by an escort vehicle) between the hours of 06:30 and 19:00. Outside of these hours all services will need to divert via the A354, Odstock Road and Rowbarrow.
No services will be able to use the section of Downton Road between Harnham Gyratory and Rowbarrow at any time, which means all stops between these two sections (Harnham Gyratory and Rowbarrow) will be out of use. All services will need to divert via Ridings Mead.
The Park and Ride site will remain OPEN as normal.
Whilst under escort, Milton Road Bus Stop will NOT be serviced.
Salisbury Reds City services which are affected by the closure are:
R5 (2200 and 2300 departures from the City Centre only)
Salisbury Reds school services affected by the closure are:
B2 B3 B4
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you and we hope disruption to your journeys are kept to a minimum. With the Britford Park and Ride site remaining open, it’s a great opportunity to leave your car there, and catch the bus in to the city centre
WHERE TO CATCH YOUR BUS BETWEEN 0630 AND 1900 in both directions Monday to Saturday
New Bridge Road Junction at Britford Lane
Britford Bus Shelter
New bridge Junction
AT ALL OTHER TIMES THE BUS WILL DIVERT VIA SALISBURY DISTRICT HOSPITAL, ODSTOCK AND NUNTON TO BODENHAM TO RESUME NORMAL ROUTE AND OBSERVE ALL STOPS IN BOTH DIRECTIONS.
Our buses are currently running to revised timetables due to the coronavirus epidemic. Please see our dedicated article for the latest information.
- Affected routes:
Towards Andover - Before the Hundred Acre Roundabout (Weyhill/A303 junction) take the left into Reith Way signed ‘Portway Business Park’. Follow the road to the left (One Way) onto Hopkinson Way. Serve the first Bus Stop (Telford Gate). Continue ahead following the road to the right. At the roundabout follow the road ahead (Map 2). At The Folly Roundabout, turn right to serve the Railway Station, operating a small clockwise loop via Cross Lane and Station Approach, after serving The Railway Station return to The Folly Roundabout to join the normal route to the bus station.
Towards Salisbury - Normal route to the Railway Station, then left and immediately left again into Cross Lane (anti-clockwise loop) return to The Folly Roundabout. Take the first exit left at this Roundabout, continue via Redon Way and Churchill Way West. At The Portway Roundabout follow the road towards West Portway/Sports Academy. Follow the road to the left onto Macadam Way. Follow the road bearing right onto Whittle Road. Turn left onto Reith Way. Serve Joule Road Bus Stop. Continue to the Junction turning right to resume normal route.
It will not be possible to serve any Bus Stops along Weyhill Road during the closure.
The closure is due to Hampshire Highways works, which are being carried out on East Portway Roundabout.
These disruptions could affect future journeys
With the completion of these works, buses will only be able to travel in an easterly direction through the High Street.
The following routing will apply:-
From the A30 (Royal Chase Roundabout) Christy's Lane > Bleke Street > High Street to bus stop opposite the town hall. Then High Street > Salisbury Street > Royal Chase Roundabout > Christy's Lane > Pound Lane > Hill Farm Estate.
The return journey to Salisbury will follow its normal route.
Please Note: Buses will be restricted to 5MPH in the High Street.
Whilst Wiltshire Council carry out reconstruction work on Sling Orchard Bridge it will not be possible to serve High Street & Tisbury Road, Fovant during the above times.
During this time, services will continue on the A30 and serve Dean Lane and Sutton Road, turning at the junction with Tisbury Road and returning to the A30.
This diversion will be served in either direction.
Services will pick up/set down at any safe point close to The Greater Good on the A30
This closure will affect the X3, R1 and R5 Outbound from the City, (Inbound route unaffected)
The closure is due to Patching works taking place.
From Blue Boar Row all services will turn left into Endless Street and take the 2nd turning right onto Bedwin Street. Continuing to St Mark’s Roundabout. Taking the 5th exit (Southampton) and at the College Roundabout continuing ahead (Blandford) to re-join your normal route at St Osmund's Roundabout.
It will not be possible to serve the Bus Stops on Brown or Exeter Street Outbound.
Customers from the Brown Street Bus Stop are being directed to the City, whilst at St Osmund’s to either New Bridge Road or The Rose and Crown as appropriate.
The diversion will only apply whilst the 'Road Closed' signs are in place.
- Affected routes:
The R5 will remain on Upper Street , bearing right onto Middle Street.
It will be unable to serve Bus Stops on Richards Way or Berkshire Road.
A Temporary Bus Stop will be positioned at the Junction with Berkshire Road and Middle Street, from this point the normal route can be resumed.
- Affected routes:
Bulford High Street will be closed for resurfacing between the junctions of Bulford Road and Orchard End.
X4 services will be unable to serve Bulford. (Activ8 services unaffected)
X4’s from Folly Bottom will access the A303 westbound (Exeter) via Solstice Park. At Countess Roundabout, turn right through Totterdown up to The Stonehenge Inn Roundabout. Turn right onto Larkhill Road, continue to Rangers Garage, resume normal route.
On the inbound journey, from Rangers Garage the same route will be followed in reverse.
It will not be possible to serve Bulford High Street, during the above times.