£6.7 million investment to improve Lynchford Road in Farnborough a step closer

A transport scheme to increase capacity, reduce congestion at peak times as well as improve walking and cycling connections in Farnborough has been given the go ahead by Councillor Rob Humby, Executive Member for Environment and Transport at Hampshire County Council

Jan 23 2019

At his recent Decision Day meeting, Councillor Humby considered a report on the scheme at Lynchford Road and agreed detailed design could go forward on the section from the A331 roundabout to and including St Alban’s roundabout.

Councillor Humby said: “This area suffers from congestion at busy times, and these  improvements are designed to increase capacity and reduce delays.  I’m grateful for the opportunity I’ve had to meet with the local community and Wavell School to hear their views first hand. We’ve taken on board some suggested changes as a result. The first phase of the scheme is at the eastern end, away from the school, and this phased approach we’ve adopted provides the chance to review the design proposals for a crossing as the school and community asked. 

“I’m also grateful for the input from our colleagues at Rushmoor Borough Council.  We have taken their suggestions, particularly around environmental elements, on board.

“I’d like to reassure local businesses and residents that we are committed to working with them to make sure their views are heard on improvements to the public realm in North Camp Village centre, and while work is underway, that disruption is kept to a minimum. We are determined to provide a high quality solution, including improving connections for those cycling and walking, which balances transport needs with the views of the local community.”

The Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership has provisionally allocated £6.7 million of Local Growth Fund to Hampshire County Council, to start making improvements. This will be added to the £2 million of developer contributions, giving a total package of £8.7 million for traffic and transport infrastructure improvements in Farnborough.

The full report is available at http://democracy.hants.gov.uk/documents/s28402/Report.pdf

Preliminary survey work to identify utilities equipment and undertake a drainage survey is now underway.  This is taking place overnight on weekdays between 9pm and 6am to minimise disruption to the travelling public.  The survey work will be carried out from Park Roundabout (A331) to St Albans Roundabout commencing until 21 January, which will include lane closures, and then from St Albans Roundabout to Queens Roundabout between 21 January and 24 January which will include road closures for short periods of time. 

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