A33 Crockford and Binfields Roundabouts

Improvements at Crockford and Binfields roundabouts

Last update: April 2018

Latest update

Night-time surfacing works during May

Two phases of resurfacing works are scheduled during May. These are both at night-time to minimise disruption to daytime traffic on this important strategic route:

  • Tuesday 8 May to Saturday 12 May, between 8.00pm and 5.00am

A partial closure of the Reading-bound A33 at the roundabout from just north of Popley Way Junction to just east of Crockford Roundabout will be in place to carry out this work

  • Tuesday 29 May to Friday 1 June, between 8.00pm and 5.00am

A full road closure of the A33 at the roundabout of both the Reading-bound and Basingstoke-bound carriageways from just north of Popley Way Junction to just east of Crockford Roundabout will be in place

During the works, local signed diversions will be in place to re-direct traffic.

The works are weather-dependent and in the event of particularly cold or wet weather, they may need to be re-arranged at short notice.

Footway Closure at Binfields Roundabout - Monday 9 April to Saturday 19 May 2018

The footway closure is necessary due to essential works to divert utility services at Binfields Roundabout for a period of approximately 6 weeks from Monday 9 April to Saturday 19 May 2018. For pedestrians wishing to access to and from Chineham Shopping Centre, a signed diversion will be in place via Binfields Woodland Park.

At present, footway users can travel to/from Chineham Shopping Centre via a footway leading from Reading Road, crossing the A33 to the east of Binfields Roundabout via a signalised crossing, and then south along the roundabout and into the centre. This route will be closed at the junction of Reading Road / Simons Road and within the Shopping Centre at Chineham Centre Roundabout (adjacent to Binfields Roundabout) for the full duration of the closure.

During the closure a signed diversion route will be in place via the existing footbridge over the A33. Footway users will be directed from the junction of Reading Road / Simons Road to travel north up Simons Road towards the footpath which leads to Binfields Woodland Park, and which then crosses the A33 via an existing footbridge and leads on to the shopping centre.

Diversion signage will be in place for footway users travelling in either direction. Every effort will be made to keep the duration of the work to a minimum.

A plan of the diversion route. 

 

 

Scheme overview

Hampshire County Council starting work on 7 August 2017 to construct a £10.6 million package of highway improvements to increase capacity and help reduce congestion on the A33 in Basingstoke, between the Ringway and Great Binfields Lane roundabouts.

Dyer & Butler has been appointed as the County Council’s contractor to deliver the scheme. The works are programmed last around 18 months. The work is due to be complete in early 2019.

The scheme will also help ease congestion in two of the major employment areas in Basingstoke, Chineham and Hampshire International Business Parks, as well as aid any potential expansions and future job creation.

Improvements at Crockford and Great Binfields Roundabouts include:

  • widening the existing approach roads
  • road widening works on the roundabout
  • installation of traffic signals on the roundabout
  • upgrading of existing pedestrian and cycle facilities and connections
  • drainage works

Part of the improvement work will be a major piece of work to address the root cause of the persistent localised flooding between the roundabouts, which stems from balancing pond north of the A33. Investigations have already been undertaken into the drainage in the area and the implications the extra drainage from the new road scheme would have on the balancing pond. Steps will therefore be taken to widen and line the pond while creating a new drainage system that will address future flooding issues.

In addition to the above, Hampshire County Council will be completing work on Ringway Roundabout. The completion of these works were deferred following discovery of mis-charted underground services, in order to ensure the works were competitively tendered.

Every effort is being made to minimise the impact of the works, however additional delays should be expected during the course of the works and residents and visitors should allow more time to complete their journeys.  The following measures have been introduced to better inform travel and help reduce delay:

  • the existing number of traffic lanes will remain open during weekday peak times as much as possible
  • full road closures will be restricted as much as possible to selected weekends or weekday night-times – and advanced notice will be given to residents and businesses
  • use of variable message signs to warn of congestion hot-spots
Open event closed

Following the drop-in event held by Hampshire County Council and its contractor Dyer and Butler on Wednesday 7 March, please find below a copy of the information shown:

A33 open event presentation

Public consultation now closed

Presentation from meet the contractor event held on Wednesday 2 August 2017 at Chineham Business Park.

In July 2015 there were three public exhibitions about these works and related major highway improvement works across Basingstoke. The consultation ran from 1 July to 13 August 2015. You can still view the exhibition document.

A total of 82 questionnaires were returned, with feedback being received on all the upcoming schemes in Basingstoke, as well as general feedback on the issues faced by Basingstoke as a whole.

View the public consultation report

Contact us
Address
Economy, Transport and Environment Department
Hampshire County Council
The Castle

Winchester
SO23 8UD