Leader of Hampshire County Council, Councillor Roy Perry, said: “I know this stretch of road well and there is no doubt that traffic can come at a very fast speed along this stretch of dual carriageway. I hope the action taken will be effective and drivers will heed the warnings to slow down.”
New measures, including signs highlighting an advisory maximum 50 mph speed will be provided in advance of the bend. Changes to extend the road markings where the dual carriageway reduces to a single carriageway are currently being installed and are due to be completed within the next few weeks. Installation of some measures are weather dependent.
Councillor Rob Humby, Executive Member for Environment and Transport at Hampshire County Council, said: “I was very sorry to hear of this tragic accident earlier this year. As with all serious accidents in Hampshire, this was investigated by the Casualty Reduction Partnership (CRP) which consists of officers from Hampshire County Council, Test Valley Borough Council and Hampshire Constabulary.
“The investigation concluded this junction would benefit from engineering measures to increase drivers’ awareness of the junction, the bend and the end of the dual carriageway on the A3090 approaching Romsey from Ower, and so we are getting these installed as soon as possible.”