Work to start on delivering improvements to M27 Junction 9 and Parkway South Roundabout

Hampshire County Council will start work this summer on the £23 million project to improve the M27 at Junction 9 and Parkway South

May 12 2020

The works are jointly funded by Hampshire County Council and Highways England.
 
Councillor Rob Humby, Deputy Leader of Hampshire County Council and Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment, said: “I am pleased to say we have appointed Skanska to deliver this project on our behalf and am keen for this scheme to get underway. The M27 is a critical, strategic corridor in southern Hampshire which helps to keep the economy moving. Peak time traffic has been known to cause queues and congestion at Junction 9 which can extend back along the motorway. This scheme is essential to improve traffic flow, therefore reducing journey times in the area.
“These improvements are much needed so that people can access the Whiteley shopping centre, Solent Business Park and the further afield Segensworth Business Park as and when it gets back to full working capacity.
“I would encourage as many people as possible to keep up to date with the works via the scheme web pages and to sign up to the scheme newsletter for regular updates.”
 
Skanska are set to get to work on site from 1 June, initially carrying out earth works and ducting while observing strict social distancing measures. 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.
 
At Junction 9, the overall project will involve carriageway widening which will provide an additional lane on both motorway off-slip roads, the westbound on-slip road and the Whiteley Way approach, together with additional lanes on the northern and southern sections of the circulatory carriageway.
 
At Parkway South Roundabout, a new, larger fully signalised roundabout will be provided, with carriageway widening to provide additional traffic lanes on all approaches and the circulatory carriageway. In response to the public consultation, a  shared use path for pedestrians and cyclists will be provided on the western side of Whiteley Way between M27 Junction 9 and Parkway South roundabout. This will have controlled crossings points at each junction to provide safe access and connections to existing pedestrian and cycle routes on Whiteley Way, Rookery Avenue and within the Segensworth Business Park. During the Coronavirus lockdown, people have got used to walking and cycling around their communities and these improvements will encourage this to continue.
 
Work is due to last for up to 24 months until summer 2022.
 
For more information visit the scheme web pages: https://www.hants.gov.uk/transport/transportschemes/m27junction9
 
To sign up for the newsletter visit: https://www.hants.gov.uk/subscribe - fill in your details at the top of the page and scroll down to the ‘traffic and transport’ section and tick the box next to M27 improvements - J9 and Parkway South.