An official notice has been published as notification for a temporary closure of Bloswood Lane, so that maintenance work can take place on the Railway Bridge.

It is expected that the closure will be for five days, commencing on 15th July, although the Order is for three months.

UPDATE: The Town website has been assured that pedestrian access will be maintained, with a workman allowing passage when safe.

A signposted diversion for vehicles will be in place.

The railway bridge used to carry the Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway which was fully opened in 1885. It was closed in August 1964.
The bridge now has a blue plaque marking it’s historical importance.

A copy of the Official Notice is below:



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council proposes to make the following Order:-

Reason for Order: The Council are satisfied that traffic on the road should be restricted or prohibited because works are being or are proposed to be executed on or near the road.

Effect of Order: All traffic will be prohibited from travelling along Bloswood Lane, from its junction with Wells Lane to its junction with Hartley Meadow, as directed by traffic signs. The closure is to allow for maintenance of the railway bridge.

Duration of Order: The order will come into effect on 11th July 2013 for 3 months (notwithstanding it is expected the closure will start on 15th July and last for 5 days only).

Alternative Route: Via Wells Lane to the B3400 to Hurstbourne Priors to the B3048 to Harrow Way and then into Bloswood Lane and vice versa, as indicated by traffic signs.

If you have any queries regarding the above please contact Pete Mabey on 01962 832093 on behalf of Hampshire County Council or Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council on 01256 845424.

Public Law Team
On behalf of
Head of Governance and Monitoring Officer

Thursday 27 June 2013

Comments (1)

  • David George

    My wife has limited mobility and we live in Caesars Way and use the car to go to the doctors and collect shopping from the town centre. I am not sure how this can be accomplished if the bridge is to be closed? without a detour of ridiculous length can you please advise?


    Edit note:
    We see there is a diversion stated in the Notice and a telephone number for further information. It would be best to ask them.
    Best wishes,
    Town website team.

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