Have your say on A27 Delme to Downend Road Junction improvements in Fareham

Residents, businesses and commuters are invited to have their say on proposed improvements the A27 Delme to Downend Road Junction in Fareham

Sep 8 2021

Hampshire County Council launched the survey on 8 September for six weeks and people can take part online: https://www.hants.gov.uk/transport/transportschemes/tcfa27delmeroundabout

Anyone who does not use the internet can request a paper copy by calling 0300 555 1388.

Councillor Rob Humby, Deputy Leader of Hampshire County Council and Executive Lead Member for Economy, Transport and Environment, said: “We want to improve facilities and networks for bus users as well as encourage more people to leave the car at home and use public transport, cycle, or walk, for their local journeys. We’re keen to hear from as many people as possible.”

The proposed scheme consists of the following enhancements:
Provision of a westbound bus lane and bus priority signals; 
Provision of a two-way dedicated cycle track; 
Installing a Toucan crossing at the Cams Hall Estate junction; 
Widening the northern footway to create a shared-use path between St Catherine’s Way and the Downend Road junction;
Providing cycle access to Cams Hill ‘service road’ and linking it to a shared-use path;
Provision of a diagonal Toucan crossing at the Downend Road Junction to Shearwater Avenue.

Hampshire County Council, Portsmouth City Council and the Isle of Wight Council have jointly secured nearly £56 million from the Government’s Transforming Cities Fund for new infrastructure to improve the way people travel around South-East Hampshire and on the Island - either on foot, by bicycle or bus.

This funding will enable Hampshire County Council to deliver local transport schemes in eight locations, totalling £19.6 million, by the end of 2023 in the Havant, Fareham and Gosport areas.

Cllr Humby added: “This is a significant level of transport funding that will help us provide the infrastructure to transform people’s journeys whether they cycle, walk or travel by bus. It also supports our commitment to tackling climate change, contributing to our target to be carbon neutral by 2050 and resilient to a 2 degrees rise in temperature. As we develop our plans, we will be seeking the views of local residents, businesses and other interested parties, through public engagement activities.”