£3.4 million scheme to upgrade key Whitehill and Bordon route is now complete!

Enhancements to Budds Lane which aim to encourage walking and cycling in the town have been completed by Hampshire County Council

Oct 7 2019

Budds Lane new rd layout
Councillor Rob Humby, Deputy Leader of Hampshire County Council and Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment, said: “The package of improvements along Budds Lane includes pedestrian and cycling upgrades as well as new road crossings and upgraded street lighting. This forms part of the Green Grid Loop - seven miles of improved footpaths and cycle ways around the town.
“This scheme is part of a range of transport improvements to support the successful regeneration of Whitehill and Bordon which will integrate new developments with the existing town and are designed to encourage people to walk and cycle more.
In time, these improvements will connect to an upgraded network of cycle and walking routes thanks to a successful funding bid to the Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership and close partnership working with East Hampshire District Council.”

A spokesperson for East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) added: “We are delighted to see one of the first phases of the Green Grid and Green Loop, the town's pedestrian and cycling network, be completed. More than £5 million worth of walkways and cycles routes are planned for Whitehill and Bordon after EHDC secured funding for the project from the Enterprise M3 Local Partnership last year.  This is an excellent example of EHDC and HCC working together to deliver essential infrastructure for the town. This further supports our ambitions for a green, healthy and connected town and by getting people out of their cars and walking and cycling helps reduce our impact on the environment.”

Budds Lane is a straight road connecting to the Whitehill and Bordon Relief Road, the C114 Camp Road, (formerly A325), to the east with a give-way junction onto Oakhanger Road to the west. The £27 million Relief Road was completed by Hampshire County Council and officially opened in January 2019.
Budds Lane is also home to the new Oakmoor Academy School and Bordon Infant and Junior schools.
 
The Budds Lane improvements consist of:
• The widening of Budds Lane northern footway between the junctions with the C114 and Oakhanger Road, to provide a shared use footway & cycleway;
• Construction of a new roundabout junction for Oakmoor Academy School / Budds Lane / Whitehill & Bordon Enterprise Park;
• The creation of informal pedestrian crossing points and a zebra crossing outside the pedestrian and cycle access points into Oakmoor Academy School respectively;
• A zebra crossing point outside Mustangs Community Building / Bordon Infant and Junior Schools;
• Construction of a mini roundabout with associated tiger crossing points over C114 around Budds Lane junction;
• Drainage works.
 
For more information about the Budds Lane improvement scheme, visit the web pages: https://www.hants.gov.uk/transport/transportschemes/buddslaneimprovement