Botley Bypass

A scheme for a new bypass for Botley

Last update: July 2024

Latest updates
Botley Bypass

On Monday 22 July, temporary traffic lights will be in place on the A334 Station Hill between Hillsons Road and the junction with Botley Road to undertake survey works which are required to help inform the design of Botley Bypass. The works will take place between 9:30am and 3:30pm.

On Monday 8 July, £16 million of extra funding was agreed at Hampshire Council Council’s cabinet to build Botley bypass. View the press release.

Milestone Infrastructure Ltd have been awarded the contract to develop the scheme in preparation for construction, with works expected to begin in Spring 2025 and be completed in 2027.

The design for the eastern section of the Botley Bypass continues to be progressing well, following a number of technical challenges that emerged during the very detailed site/ground investigation phase. We are actively working to address these with specialist engineers, other agencies and key stakeholders as we prepare for Spring 2025.

Milestone Infrastructure Ltd, are currently developing a target-cost (price) which reflects the required design solution to overcome the engineering difficulties. Progression into construction will be subject to the County Council’s agreement of the contract price and a full assessment of affordability.

Woodhouse Lane Update

Traffic Management

From Wednesday 3 June to Monday 15 July, a lane closure will be in place along Woodhouse Lane with two-way temporary traffic lights to control traffic, to undertake minor activities such as drainage works.

The following improvement works have been completed by the appointed contractor Volker Fitzpatrick;

  • The northern section of Woodhouse Lane includes two new points of access serving Deer Park School (one linking into the new bypass roundabout and one connecting onto Woodhouse Lane opposite Hillier Garden Centre), road widening and new footpath/cycleway;
  • An underpass for pedestrians and cyclists, providing a safe crossing point for school pupils and the local community;
  • Replacement of the existing culvert (the concrete channel carrying the watercourse beneath Woodhouse Lane), this work was vital to allow widening of the road and provides a safe pedestrian and cycle route along the bypass route and improved access to the school;
  • New footway/cycleway from Billington Gardens to Deer Park School;
  • Widening the path on Winchester Road Railway Bridge provides a safer route for pedestrians and cyclists;
  • A new Link Road now connects the new Woodhouse Lane roundabout with Winchester Street. These works are designed to connect with the eastern section of the Bypass.


Scheme Background and Information
Planning permission for the proposed Botley Bypass was granted in November 2017.

On 17 September 2019 approval was given by Hampshire County Council’s Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment, for an alternative, phased option for the implementation of the Botley Bypass to accommodate the offsite highway requirements of the residential and Deer Park School development.  Please view the Executive Member Decision Day report.

Executive Member Decision Day report on 31 March 2016 including Appendix C showing a plan of the preferred alignment.

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