At his recent decision day, Councillor Russell Oppenheimer, Hampshire County Council’s Executive Member for Highways Operations, approved the scheme which has been updated following stakeholder engagement in the autumn of last year. The scheme will improve pedestrian and cycle access and safety in the village centre, and will also encourage the use of the new bypass around Stubbington – this is due for completion in late May.
Councillor Oppenheimer said: “I am pleased to approve the improvements to these roundabouts in Stubbington which will not only benefit local people who want to walk and cycle in the area, but importantly will ensure the new Stubbington bypass is used to its full potential - freeing up the centre of Stubbington and reducing through traffic in the village.”
The changes will be made to the Stubbington Lane/Stubbington Green, and the May’s Lane/Titchfield Road roundabouts on the B3334 route. The updated scheme will widen footways and retain two-lane entries from Stubbington Lane and Gosport Road (north arm) to the Stubbington Green roundabout, and on the Gosport Road approach to the May’s Lane roundabout. Work on the two roundabouts will begin after the new bypass has been opened to traffic.
Hampshire County Council has also invested in the construction and recent extension of the Eclipse Busway, a dedicated bus and cycle only section highway route that runs parallel to the A32 between Gosport and Fareham, upgrades to Newgate Lane and Peel Common roundabouts and capacity improvements to the A27 all with significant funding support from the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership.
For more information about the Stubbington Roundabout Improvements visit: https://www.hants.gov.uk/transport/transportschemes/stubbington-village-improvements