The plans will see a new road constructed to re-align the southern section of Newgate Lane, to help increase capacity and reduce congestion. This new section builds on the two earlier stages of improvements to the Newgate Lane corridor; the northern section completed in 2015, and the Peel Common Roundabout works completed in earlier 2016.
Councillor Humby commented on his decision: “This third stage of works will see a further £9.5 million investment to help realise the County Council’s ambition for improving access to Gosport and journey time reliability on this 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 works will re-route Newgate Lane to the east of its current alignment, with a new section starting near to the junction of Tanners Lane, and continuing south before joining the roundabout at Peel Common via a new signalised arm. The scheme includes acoustic fencing, landscape planting and work to retain the adjacent playing field sports pitches and improve the sports facilities there.
Funding is approved in principle by The Solent Enterprise Partnership. It is anticipated that advance work will begin in early 2017, with main contract works starting in the spring of the same year – and lasting around a further 12 months.
For more information and to keep up to date with the scheme please visit: www.hants.gov.uk/fareham-newgate-lane-south