At his recent decision day Councillor Rob Humby, Deputy Leader of Hampshire County Council and Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment agreed plans to widen the existing carriageway of the A32 Fareham Road near its junction with Wych Lane in order to construct a new dedicated right turn lane from the A32 into Wych Lane.
Councillor Humby said: “Our team has reviewed the accident data along the A32 corridor and identified the Wych Lane junction as being in need of specific safety measures. We put this scheme forward for national funding, and I am pleased that we have received £1.581 million to cover the cost of these works from the Department for Transport’s Safer Roads Fund.”
A dedicated right turn filter lane, approximately 50 metres long, will be constructed by widening the existing southbound A32 carriageway by around three metres and 80 metres in length.
Six new trees will be planted in the eastern verge alongside the A32 Carriageway to mitigate the loss of three trees which will need to be removed to accommodate the widening of the carriageway on the A32.
New traffic signals will be installed, and the existing traffic signal controller will be upgraded to improve overall efficiency of the junction.
The southbound and northbound carriageway of the A32 will be resurfaced and new line markings will be installed.
Work is due to start early in 2021 with a proposed completion date of spring/summer 2021.
For more information visit the scheme web pages: