Councillor Rob Humby, Deputy Leader of Hampshire County Council and Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment, approved the changes at his recent decision day.
He said: “After planning permission was refused for the Camrose Link Road element of this scheme, it has been necessary to come up with a new approach - to ensure that improvements can be made to Brighton Hill Roundabout that will help ease congestion at busy times of the day, improve safety and provide people with more opportunities to walk and cycle. I’ve met with the local MP, and County Council officers have met with local councillors to discuss the plans, and I’m pleased our team has come up with a revised design to address the many challenges involved in this project.”
Revisions to the plans include the removal of the underpasses, the removal of Camrose Link Road, and the retention of the Western Way entry onto the roundabout.
Further benefits of the revised scheme include:
• Widening to add an extra traffic lane to the inside of the roundabout;
• New traffic lights to help better manage the traffic;
• Improved cycle facilities with shared and dedicated cycle lanes;
• Improved access for all with flatter footways to better assist walking and cycling, and surface level signal-controlled pedestrian and cycle road crossings;
• Revised and enhanced landscaping proposals ;
• New road surfacing, new sub-surface drainage, and new improved street lighting.
The EM3 Local Enterprise Partnership have allocated £11.65 million towards improvements to the Brighton Hill Roundabout, matched by £6.55 million of local developer contributions, and £1.1 million from Hampshire County Council Local Transport Plan Funding.
The Brighton Hill roundabout improvement works are scheduled to start in autumn 2021, for two years.
For more information visit the scheme web pages: https://www.hants.gov.uk/transport/transportschemes/A30brightonhillroundabout