Local residents and businesses will have an opportunity to meet the construction team and view plans of the improvement on Wednesday 2 August 2017, at Unit ‘Central 40’ of the Chineham Business Park between 3:00pm and 6:00pm.
The improvements to and between Ringway, Crockford and Great Binfields roundabouts include:
• Widening the existing approach roads
• Widening of the roundabouts
• Installing traffic signals on the roundabouts
• Upgrading the existing pedestrian and cycle facilities
• Upgrading and increasing the capacity of the local drainage system
The works will also include measures to address the root cause of persistent localised flooding between the Crockford and Binfields roundabouts. The adjacent pond under the railway bridge will be widened and lined to improve its capacity and help reduce instances of future flooding.
Hampshire County Council’s Executive Member for Environment and Transport, Councillor Rob Humby, said: “The A33 is a key strategic route in Basingstoke, providing a link between Basingstoke and Reading and access to two pivotal business parks - and during peak times travellers can get caught up in heavy congestion. These improvements by the County Council aim to reduce delays and queuing and will also upgrade the drainage system to minimise the risk of flooding between the two roundabouts.”
Whilst every effort will be made to minimise the impact of the works, delays are expected and drivers, residents living in the area, and visitors are being urged to allow more time to complete their journeys.
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