February start for upgrade to Basingstoke’s A33 / Thornhill Way junction

Work on Hampshire County Council’s scheme to improve traffic flow and journey times on the A33, at its junction with Thornhill Way and Lillymill Chine, is due to start in February

Jan 31 2019

Thornhill Way hero
Councillor Rob Humby, Executive Member for Environment and Transport for Hampshire County Council, said: “These works will involve widening Thornhill Way to provide an additional right-turn lane, junction resurfacing and the renewal of the traffic signals. By adding an additional lane, we can improve the flow of traffic on the A33 and reduce journey times. 
“The A33 corridor is a key strategic route for Basingstoke, providing a link between A339 Ringway, the M4 and Reading. These works are designed, delivered and resourced by Hampshire County Council with funding support from the Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership.”

This £1.35 million scheme is a further stage in Hampshire County Council’s on-going major access improvement programme to increase capacity and reduce congestion on the A33 through Basingstoke.

Hampshire County Council has awarded the contract to carry out the works to Mildren Construction Ltd.

The majority of work will be undertaken during the daytime off-peak period with resurfacing carried out overnight to minimise disruption to traffic on the A33. Construction is due to be completed by the summer.

For more information visit the scheme web pages: https://www.hants.gov.uk/transport/transportschemes/a33thornhillwayjunction