The last stage of significant highway work will be to resurface The Avenue and install the new traffic signals. This work will be carried out at night, in order to minimise disruption on this busy route to the travelling public and will start on Monday 18 September for two weeks (excluding weekends). During these works, the westbound carriageway will be closed from Monday 18 to Friday 22 September, and the Eastbound Carriageway will be closed from Monday 25 to Friday 29 September, from 8pm to 5.30am.
Hampshire County Council’s Executive Member for Environment and Transport, Councillor Rob Humby, said: “I am pleased to see we are in the final stages of this major scheme. I appreciate that this work has caused some disruption but I would like to reassure people that the end is in sight. Once this section is complete, traffic cones and barriers will start to be removed and the benefits of this scheme realised for all those who live and work in the area.
“This scheme forms part of a wider package of improvements by the County Council for Fareham and Gosport, to improve access and encourage economic development in the area. Work further along the A27 in Segensworth, to increase capacity, is also underway and due for completion in spring 2018, and this will be further complemented by a new Stubbington Bypass, which is likely to start in 2019.”
Traffic signal improvements will take place at the junction of the A27 with Redlands Lane. The A27 will be resurfaced between Redlands Lane and Station Roundabout and at the junction with Blackbrook Park Avenue. The road will be fully open outside of these times. A diversion will be signposted to direct traffic via peak Lane, Longfield Avenue, Newgate Lane A32 Gosport Road and A27 Western Way.
For more information about this scheme and to view the diversion plans visit: www.hants.gov.uk/transportschemes