Councillor Rob Humby, Deputy Leader of Hampshire County Council and Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment, gave the go ahead for the scheme at a recent decision day.
He said: “This scheme will deliver a much needed upgrade to the junction by introducing traffic signal control and additional carriageway width to better manage the flows of turning traffic. These improvements will increase the capacity of the junction and will provide signalised pedestrian crossing facilities and improved provision for cyclists.”
Anstey Road is the main eastern route of access between the Alton town centre and the A31. It is a key pedestrian and cycle corridor linking residential areas to the town centre, local schools, community recreation facilities and the railway station.
Current traffic flows at the junction mean that during the morning and afternoon rush hours the junction is operating at capacity, which leads to queues on Anstey Lane and Anstey Road.
The approved £1.4 million scheme is being funded by developer contributions.
Once a contractor for these works has been appointed, work is due to start in the summer and should be completed in autumn 2020.
More information is available on the scheme web pages: https://www.hants.gov.uk/transport/transportschemes/ansteyroad