Work to complete Phase 1 of the Eclipse Busway to start this summer

Hampshire County Council will start work this summer on the £11.6 million project for the Eclipse Busway Completion of Phase 1

Jun 4 2020

Councillor Rob Humby, Deputy Leader of Hampshire County Council and Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment, said: “I’m excited that this scheme is getting off the ground and am pleased that we have appointed Dyer & Butler to deliver this important project on the County Council’s behalf. The one kilometre of new busway aims to further improve journey times and access to the successful Eclipse services. We have listened to the local community and worked with our partners to secure planning permission and funding for this much needed addition which will retain the segregation for cyclists and pedestrians at Rowner Road bridge."

"We have made a commitment to the people of South Hampshire to improve traffic and travel in the wider area. This capital investment will, in the long term, assist local businesses by increasing connectivity and improve the travel options for everyone travelling in and out of the Gosport peninsula."

For the safety and well-being of all, work will be carried out in line with the Construction Leadership Council’s Site Operation Procedures, which is based on Public Health England guidance.

The main construction work is scheduled to start on the 15th of June and is due to last for approximately 18 months.

This scheme extends the existing busway south by approximately one kilometre, from the Tichborne Way / Hutfield Link to a new signal junction with Rowner Road. Planning permission was granted to provide a ramped connection between the busway and Rowner Road and retain Rowner Bridge. This enhanced scheme will maintain the existing well used shared pedestrian/cyclist route under Rowner Road Bridge.

Plans and updates are available at: https://www.hants.gov.uk/transport/transportschemes/brtphaseII