Hampshire County Council’s Executive Member for Environment and Transport, Councillor Rob Humby, said: “This third stage of work will help realise our ambition to improve access to Gosport, and journey time reliability, on this very busy road. The works will better connect the Solent Enterprise Zone at Daedalus and are an essential component for promoting and sustaining economic growth in the area.”
The £9.5 million improvement scheme is supported by the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership and will see the construction of a new road to the east of the existing road between HMS Collingwood and the Peel Common Roundabout over the next twelve months. It is the third stage of the County Council’s project in this corridor, linking to the works completed at the northern section of Newgate Lane in 2015 and the Peel Common roundabout in 2016.
The project will:
- Increase capacity with an improved alignment and a lower number of junctions and access points for people to turn in and out of, which can hold up traffic.
- Increase capacity on the approach to Peel Common roundabout.
- Provide a safer signposted cycle route, along the old road, between HMS Collingwood and Peel Common roundabout.
- Provide improved surfaces at Woodcote Lane and the unmade section of Brookers Lane to form pedestrian and cycle links.
- Reroute bus services along the new road with new stops and crossing facilities located near Tudor Lodge, Woodcote Lane and Gosport Road.
As most of the engineering work is not on the existing road, the impact on Newgate Lane traffic is expected to be low. The construction of the connections to the existing road and some of the work at Peel Common roundabout, later in 2018, will however cause some disruption, but much of this work will be undertaken at night to try and keep this to a minimum.
The work is being carried out by the County Council’s contractors Mildren Construction Ltd., and will take around twelve months to complete.
For more information and to keep up to date with the scheme and traffic management arrangements.