Work soon to get underway to improve A3057 in Test Valley

Upgrades to the A3057 at Nursling and Rownhams are set to reduce congestion by increasing the road’s capacity to cope with additional traffic generated by new development in the area

Jan 29 2024

Hampshire County Council is soon to start work on a £2.9 million scheme to improve the layout of the A3057 at the Redbridge Lane and Bakers Drove junctions. The scheme will also make it easier and safer for people to walk and cycle and will ensure more reliable journey times for bus passengers. 

Councillor Nick Adams-King, the County Council’s Executive Lead Member for Universal Services, said: “These improvements will be good news for local residents and commuters whose views have been considered carefully in the design of the new road layout. The work is to ensure the road can cope with increased volumes of traffic. It’s great that we can also incorporate measures to make journeys for those walking and cycling safer. 

“I acknowledge that these works may cause some short-term disruption locally. As such, we are asking road users to leave more time if they need to travel in this area and plan their journeys accordingly. I would like to thank everyone for their patience while these works are carried out.”

The A3057 is an important route connecting Southampton city centre and Romsey, as well as access to the M271 and M27 from surrounding areas. It is also an important link for travel to local schools and journeys to work.

Hampshire County Council has appointed Mildren Construction Ltd to carry out the works, which are expected to complete in Winter 2024.

Working times will normally be from 7am to 6pm Monday – Friday.

Details of the traffic management that will be in place during the works will be updated on the scheme webpages prior to each phase of works, including any pedestrian diversion plans. Any traffic restrictions that require four-way lights, will be carried out during off-peak hours wherever possible. 

The scheme includes installing new and upgraded traffic signals with improved pedestrian and cycle facilities, and bus priority technology which will speed up bus journey times. 

For more information and traffic management updates visit the scheme web pages: