Science Road–A52 access to close during January

Access from Science Road to the A52 will close during January 2018 to allow gas works to take place. There will be some changes to parking and bus stops along Science Road.

The gas works will take place from Monday 8 January for approximately three weeks.

This will enable National Grid to divert a gas main situated under the car park at the rear of Boots Science Building, ahead of scheduled building work to expand the Centre for Biomolecular Sciences.

Throughout the duration of the work:

  • Car drivers will be encouraged to exit University Park via the North or West entrance. Traffic management and signage will be in place on East Drive to direct traffic.
  • The Unite Bus and L12 bus services will be diverted via the South Entrance. All passengers who would usually catch these services from the Science Road bus stop (UN38) should instead use the East Drive bus stop (UN37 – near to the Portland Building).
  • Parking spaces underneath the tram bridge (Ningbo Friendship Bridge) will be unavailable. Staff who usually park under the tram bridge are asked to use alternative spaces on University Park. Security will be liaising closely with the contractors to ensure the tram bridge car park is reopened as soon as possible.

Pedestrian and cyclist access on Science Road will be maintained throughout the works.

We would like to thank all staff for their patience during this period.

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January 10th, 2018 at 10:35 am


Why are L12 Bus drivers not aware that East Drive bus stop is to be used instead? They completely miss the stop!

January 10th, 2018 at 11:17 am


Good morning, thank you for your message and apologies for any inconvenience. The L12 is a public bus operated by CT4N and should normally stop at East Drive. We have forwarded your message onto CT4N so that they can look into this.
If you’d also like to send your feedback directly to the bus operator, contact details are available at
Kind regards – Rebecca

January 10th, 2018 at 4:40 pm


Cycle access has been closed off with the entire road from Hearing research to boots having been cordoned off. Can the cordon be adjusted to improve cycle access.

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