Councillor Rob Humby, Deputy Leader of Hampshire County Council and Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment, said: “We have been working closely with Braishfield Parish Council, Test Valley Borough Council, local County Councillors, Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and the wider local community on these plans which are designed to make it easier for people to walk and cycle.
“The proposed new footway will improve walking and cycling access between the new development at Abbotswood and the Sir Harold Hiller Arboretum, and the village of Braishfield. It will also provide a continuous pedestrian route between Abbotswood and Braishfield Village, including the school, pubs, recreation ground and village hall.
“This event gives us the opportunity to talk to local people about the scheme, and I would encourage as many people as possible to come and see the plans and chat to our officers about this important local project.”
The public information session will take place between 5-7pm, on Tuesday 9th July, at Braishfield Village Hall, SO51 0PN.
Improvements to Braishfield Road include the provision of a 1.8 metre footway, from the roundabout junction with Jermyns Lane through to the vehicular entrance of the Dog and Crook pub.
A further three metre wide shared use footway will be constructed from the roundabout junction with Braishfield Road/Jermyns Lane to the existing three metre wide footway just north of the roundabout junction with Freemantle Road/Braishfield Road. This existing section will be converted to a shared use route and will link with the proposed shared use footway.
An uncontrolled crossing point will be constructed just south of the Dog and Crook car park entrance so that pedestrians can cross from the east side of Braishfield Road and join the existing footway to the north of the car park entrance.
Works are due to start later this summer, and due to be completed during the winter.
For more information about this scheme visit: https://www.hants.gov.uk/transport/transportschemes/jermynslanefootwayimprovements