Summer start for Basingstoke’s A340 Thornycroft roundabout upgrade

Hampshire County Council’s ongoing major improvement programme to reduce journey times and improve traffic flows on the A340 corridor through Basingstoke will continue this month, June 2019

Jun 6 2019

The £9.5 million scheme will upgrade the A340 at its junction with Churchill Way West. Hampshire County Council has awarded the contract to carry out the works to Mildren Construction Ltd.

Councillor Rob Humby, Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Environment and Transport for Hampshire County Council, said: “These works will involve widening the approaches and circulatory carriageway of Thornycroft roundabout, and installing traffic signals to improve operational control. By adding additional capacity, we can improve the flow of traffic and reduce journey times, particularly in peak periods. 
“Thornycroft roundabout forms a key part of Basingstoke’s main road network, providing a link between A30 Winchester Road and A339 Ringway. It is also key to linking access to future housing identified by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, employment and retail developments. These works are being designed and delivered by Hampshire County Council with funding support from the EM3 Local Enterprise Partnership.”

Local residents will have the opportunity to discuss the scheme with the contractor and the County Council’s project team on Thursday 13 June at Morrisons Superstore, Worting Road, RG21 8BJ, from 11.30 am– 2.30 pm.

When possible during the works, the existing carriageway capacity will be maintained at peak times, with resurfacing carried out overnight to minimise disruption to traffic.  Construction is due to be completed during winter 2020/1.

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