Major Basingstoke roundabout set for improvements

Colas has been appointed as the main contractor on the A30 Winchester Road Roundabout improvement scheme in Basingstoke

Sep 8 2016

Local residents will have the opportunity to meet representatives from Colas and Hampshire County Council at an event on Monday 19 September at Basingstoke Football Club, The Camrose Stadium, Western Way, Basingstoke, RG22 6EZ between 4pm and 7pm.

Residents will be able to view details of the £4 million project, which is due to start on 26 September and be completed early summer 2017. The roundabout is going to be widened along with the approach roads to accommodate more traffic, while installation of traffic lights and upgrading the existing drainage network will ensure less congestion and hold ups during peak times.

Hampshire County Council's Executive Member for Transport and Environment, Councillor Rob Humby, said:

The A30, along with the A340, is a key access route for Basingstoke, helping to link the town centre and other transport links to the wider road network, such as the A33, A339, Ringway and the M3. Therefore, traffic management throughout this project is key, and it will be monitored throughout the entire scheme.

Once complete, this key artery route will have a considerable positive impact, by improving journey times, road safety, and access for local developments such as the proposed 3,000 new homes and local services at the Manydown site. However, while this scheme is being built, there will inevitably be some disruption to residents and commuters and I would urge people to plan their journey accordingly, leaving extra time.

Improvements at Winchester Road roundabout are among five of Hampshire County Council's major road improvement schemes underway in Basingstoke - to support the Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership's (EM3 LEP) wider plan for growth.

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