Exeter Street Junction – view along Close Wall
Proposed changes to Exeter Street Roundabout (Option 2) could have very adverse effects for a section of the Grade 1 listed Close Wall near the Exeter Street Roundabout. Option 2 and the proposals for the Harnham Gyratory junction could also have a negative impact on St Nicholas’ Road and on traffic exiting The Close from the Harnham Gate along De Vaux Place.
One of the Society’s members has prepared a summary of the issues. The Trustees of the Society are broadly in agreement with its content. The Trustees have put in a response opposing Option 2 for Exeter Street Roundabout. We have also expressed concern that Harnham Road/St Nicholas’ Road could become a heavily used cut through by those wishing to avoid the traffic system at the Harnham Gyratory. This can already be observed but would worsen were the proposed changes to go ahead.