A FOOTPATH to a shopping centre has been closed for around six weeks.

The footway between the junction of Reading Road and Simons Road, Chineham, to Chineham Shopping Centre has been closed due to works at Great Binfields Roundabout.

The works are to divert utility services at the roundabout and the closure is planned to be lifted by Saturday, 19 May.

For pedestrians wishing to access to and from Chineham Shopping Centre, a signed diversion will be in place via Binfields Woodland Park.

Footway users will be directed from the junction of Reading Road and Simons Road to travel north on Simons Road towards the footpath which leads to Binfields Woodland Park, and which then crosses the A33 via a bridge and leads on to the shopping centre.

Diversion signage will be in place for footway users travelling in either direction.

This work is a part of Hampshire County Council’s ongoing £10.6 million A33 major improvement scheme, aiming to increase capacity and reduce congestion