Councillor Rob Humby, Deputy Leader of Hampshire County Council and Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment, said: “This scheme promoted by Hampshire County Council aims to reduce congestion and improve air quality by minimising the amount of time vehicles are idling, and improve traffic flows from the northern section of the A331 onto the local highway network providing more reliable journey times."
Work at Bradford’s Roundabout is due to start on Monday 21 October for approximately eight weeks.
The £438,000 scheme will create a 50 metre long third lane which will provide additional capacity for traffic entering the roundabout and wishing to proceed to the west or north, or back to the A331 to the east.
Narrow lanes will be in place for the duration of these works.
Other improvements will include:
• Surfacing works;
• Installation of additional road signs;
• Installation of white lining;
• Regrading of verges and topsoil and seeding;
• Installation of wooden vision obscuring fencing in central reservation.
Cllr Humby added: “I apologise for any disturbance that the works may cause but we will try to keep any inconvenience to a minimum. The works are weather dependent and may need to be re-arranged at short notice in the event of adverse weather. Should this happen, signs will be put up on site notifying motorists of the revised timescales.”
For more information about this scheme, visit the project webpage: https://www.hants.gov.uk/transport/transportschemes/bradfordsroundabout