Active Travel Fund; A27 Continuous Footway Improvements

Active Travel Improvements; To support pedestrians and cyclists travelling along the A27 in Fareham and Portchester

Last update: June 2024

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Hampshire County Council have appointed Mildren Construction Ltd. to carry out works for the A27 continuous footway improvements in conjunction with the A27 Cams Hill Improvements scheme – works have been combined seeking to minimise traffic disruption in the area as far as possible.

Construction works start on Monday 3 June for approximately 12 weeks, (six weeks at each of the below junctions);

  • Works will commence on Westlands Grove with a full closure of the junction with West Street (A27). A signed diversion will be in place for all vehicles via Nelson Avenue;
  • Following the reopening of Westlands Grove, works will commence on Nelson Avenue with a full closure of the junction with West Street. A signed diversion will be in place for all vehicles via Westlands Grove.

Please see the diversion route plans for vehicles and pedestrians.

The works are part of Hampshire County Council’s programme of schemes to support pedestrians and cyclists travelling along the A27 in Fareham and Portchester. The improvements would see continuous footways created by providing coloured surfacing and lining at side road crossings in order to indicate the priority of pedestrians and cyclists over vehicles in these locations.  Please view the plans.

The works will be carried out in two phases:

  • First phase - Westlands Grove;
  • Second phase - Nelson Avenue.

This scheme was approved for implementation by the Director of Universal Services on 23 May 2023, please read the Decision Record.

The County Council secured over £3 million of funding from the Government’s Active Travel Fund, which aims to provide a range of measures to create better spaces for walking and cycling in local communities. This is the second tranche of funding made available for active travel measures from the Government. Providing improved facilities for walking and cycling travelling along the A27 in Fareham and Portchester has been identified as a priority scheme as part of the second tranche of the Active Travel Fund.

Feedback Survey Results
The survey is now closed, but you can still read the information pack.  The feedback survey results can now be read in the findings report.
Funding Arrangements
Funding for the transport capital delivery schemes is separate from the County Council’s revenue budget and savings proposals. In the majority of cases funding comes from external grants and / or Section 106 contribution from developers. This funding usually has conditions that strictly control on how, where and when it can be spent.
Roadworks and Travel Advice

Visit One.Network which is where the planned works are published and is an independent platform that allows real-time monitoring of all the UK’s roadworks and diversions.


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