Councillor Rob Humby, Deputy Leader of Hampshire County Council and Executive Lead Member for Economy, Transport and Environment, said: “It’s good to see we are now able to take this scheme forward with the appointment of a contractor to carry out these important improvement works.
“Brighton Hill Roundabout is a key junction on the A30 South West Corridor and congestion at peak travel times is significant. This will be further exacerbated by future increases in travel along the corridor, and traffic growth associated with developments identified in Basingstoke’s local plan. The planned improvements will help to ease congestion, improve access in and out of Basingstoke and enable economic growth. The improvements will build on and complement those made to the Winchester Road roundabout and pave the way for further potential improvements on the corridor, including dedicated cycleways, reducing bus journey times and targeted road capacity improvements.”
The £20 million scheme has been funded by the EM3 Local Enterprise Partnership’s Local Growth Fund, and Hampshire County Council.
The A30 Brighton Hill roundabout will be widened to increase traffic capacity, and traffic signals will be installed to manage traffic flow more efficiently and improve pedestrian and cycle safety.
Other measures include improvements to walking and cycling routes including upgraded footpaths, segregated cycle tracks and Toucan crossings.
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