Hampshire County Council’s major improvement scheme to reduce journey times and improve traffic flows on the A340 corridor through Basingstoke is, as planned, to be fully operational before Christmas.
Councillor Rob Humby, Deputy Leader of Hampshire County Council and Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment said: “I am delighted that this scheme will be finished on time and on budget. These works involved widening the approaches and circulatory carriageway of Thornycroft roundabout and installing traffic signals to improve the operation of the roundabout. My particular thanks goes to our contractor Mildren Construction Ltd for carrying out these works so smoothly despite the complex nature of the project on a busy main route through Basingstoke. The new traffic control system is now live, and motorists are advised to exercise increased caution whilst getting used to the new junction layout. By adding this additional capacity, the aim is to improve the flow of traffic and reduce journey times, particularly in peak periods.
“Thornycroft roundabout forms a key part of Basingstoke’s main road network, providing a link between A30 Winchester Road and A339 Ringway. It is also key to linking access to future housing identified by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, employment and retail developments. These works were designed and delivered by Hampshire County Council with funding support from the EM3 Local Enterprise Partnership.”
Works to install the final road signs, traffic barriers, street lighting and landscaping will continue, and the scheme remains on course to be fully completed in January 2021 as planned.
For more information visit the scheme web pages: https://www.hants.gov.uk/transport/transportschemes/thornycroftroundaboutbasingstoke