A32/Wych Lane Junction Improvement

Last update: October 2020

Scheme overview

The existing informal crossing points at the junction (one going across Wych Lane and the other across the A32 Fareham Road) will be improved for pedestrians at this junction.

A dedicated right turn filter lane approximately fifty metres in length will be constructed by widening the existing southbound A32 carriageway by approximately three metres in width and eighty metres in length. The existing uncontrolled pedestrian crossings at the A32/Wych Lane junction will be re-aligned and improved using tactile paving. Six new trees will be planted in the eastern verge alongside the A32 Carriageway.

New traffic signals will be installed, and the existing traffic signal controller will be upgraded to improve overall efficiency of the junction.
The southbound and northbound carriageway of the A32 will be resurfaced and new line markings will be installed. A new footway will be constructed on the eastern side of the A32 where the existing footway will form part of the new carriageway construction.
The benefits of this scheme;

  • To improve safety at the junction with specific reference to the right turn lane movements.
  • To improve the efficiency of the junction without having a detrimental impact on road traffic congestion and putting pressure on local roads by creating ‘rat-runs'.
  • To improve access to local employment areas (Fareham Reach).
  • To improve facilities at the junction for pedestrians and cyclists with links into existing cycle networks (Henry Cort Way - BRT route). 

Works expected to commence early 2021 and approximate completion late spring/summer.

Please view the plan

A32 Wych Lane Plan

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Economy, Transport and Environment Department
Hampshire County Council
The Castle

Winchester
SO23 8UD