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.
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