Councillor Rob Humby, Deputy Leader of Hampshire County Council and Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment, said: “The new footway will improve walking and cycling access between the new development at Abbotswood and the Sir Harold Hiller’s Arboretum, and the village of Braishfield.
“We have worked closely with Braishfield Parish Council, Test Valley Borough Council, local County Councillors, Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and the wider local community on this project, which is designed to make it easier for people to walk and cycle.”
Rocon Contractors Ltd have been appointed by Hampshire County Council to deliver improvement works that will see a new footpath constructed in Braishfield Road between the Dog and Crook Public House and the roundabout junction with Sandy Lane. The existing western footway from the junction of the Sandy Lane Roundabout to a point 400 metres south, will be widened to provide a shared use footway.
The work is expected to commence on 14th October for an approximate duration of twelve weeks.
Cllr Humby added: “We will of course try to keep disruption to a minimum, but people may experience some delays during these works, for which I apologise in advance.”