Forest Road Traffic Calming Measures

To reduce vehicular speeds along Forest Road.

Last update: May 2024

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A trial scheme will be undertaken ahead of any permanent features. This trial is designed to gauge the effectiveness of proposed traffic calming measures in terms of the spacing of the measures and the impact on speeding traffic along both Forest Road and the nearby Hambledon Road.
The trial scheme will commence on Monday 25 September for two weeks and will be located on Forest Road, between its junctions with Southwick Road and Forest Mead.
The scheme will utilise temporary measures such as barriers and traffic signs, and will be inspected on a regularly basis.  Exact locations of these features have been subject to a Road Safety Audit assessment to ensure there will be no safety implications during the trial.  Results of the trial scheme will be shared through the Parish Council newsletter (Denmead Scene) in due course.
Scheme Overview

Hampshire County Council has progressed the design for traffic calming measures along Forest Road to reduce vehicle speeds. A consultation was carried out by Denmead Parish council to seek residents views on their preference for build-out’s or pinch points option to be implemented to reduce vehicle speeds. The results from the consultation showed that residents were in favour of build-out option.  The scheme is proposing to implement build-out’s and other speed reduction measures at various locations along Forest Road. 

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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