Bishopstoke Road, Eastleigh Bus Priority Improvements

Last update: June 2024

Scheme overview

The Bishopstoke Road corridor is a key transport link for the communities located on either side of the Itchen valley, accessing Fair Oak, Bishopstoke and the centre of Eastleigh with onward travel to and from Southampton.

The proposed scheme will deliver infrastructure improvements to provide priority for buses at the Riverside and Chickenhall Lane junctions using traffic signal control and a new westbound bus only lane outside The Hub Eastleigh, between the two main river bridges – see plans below. It will also provide improved facilities for bus passengers with enhanced bus stop facilities and real-time travel information.

The scheme aims to improve the reliability and journey times of buses travelling between Fair Oak, Eastleigh, and Southampton to support and encourage greater use of this transport mode. The scheme was originally part of a package of schemes forming the Southampton Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) programme and scheduled for delivery in 2022-24. Development of the design identified additional work and environmental mitigation will be required that would take more time than the TCF programme allowed, so the County Council’s Executive Lead Member for Universal Services confirmed in January 2024 Decision Day Report  to refinance and deliver the scheme to a new timeline, as part of the Universal Services Capital Programme.

Feedback Survey Results
This report summarises key findings from the feedback survey which took place from 24 September 2021 to 22 October 2021. This was an opportunity for local residents and businesses to provide their views on the proposed improvement scheme. The information pack is still available to view.
Please view the plans

Bishopstoke Road Location Plan

Bishopstoke Road Improvements - Design Proposal Plan

Preliminary Design Drawings

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.
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