Visiting Waterlooville last week, you couldn’t fail to notice the massive crossing/bridge being installed by Maurepas Way.
Wow! It’s a substantial feet of engineering and by golly it’s BIG! The current subway is inaccessible to wheelchair users, so this new ramp (Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) compliant) will be predominately for them to gain access to both sides of Waterlooville.
A new crossing is also being installed on Maurepas Way dual carriageway. It will be a signalised crossing, not sure whether this is instead of or as well as the current underpass. We can’t help wondering what this new crossing will do to the flow of traffic. Maurepas Way was installed when Waterlooville’s precinct was built in 1985. It’s a shame that this by-pass can’t be by-passed further as Maurepas Way really acts a dividing line between old Waterlooville town and the new developments.
While I was in the town last week, I took a few pictures of the Sainsbury’s construction.
The basic shape now seems to be in place and once that cladding is completed on the outside, all the real work will be happening behind closed doors and we won’t see the shop until it opens.
We have no definite date as yet, just a banner that says Winter 2014 – so before Christmas!