Hut Hill, Chandlers Ford to Chilworth Cycleway Eastleigh

Provide an off–road cycle/pedestrian route along Hut Hill, linking Chandlers Ford with Chilworth

Last update: November 2019

Latest updates

Hampshire County Council have appointed Mildren Construction Ltd to carry out the works to improve cycle and pedestrian links between Southampton and Chandler’s Ford. 

Works will be taking place from Monday 18 November 2019 and are expected to be completed in Spring 2020. The works will be carried out during off-peak hours between 9:30am to 4pm under two-way traffic lights to minimise any disruption.

This scheme will be taking place at the same time as new and improved cycle and pedestrian facilities are being installed along The Avenue in Southampton by Southampton City Council’s highways partner Balfour Beatty Living Places.

Please plan your journeys, particularly at peak times and here are some useful links for travel planning; My Journey and Romanse.

Scheme overview

Hut Hill is located within both Eastleigh and Test Valley districts and borders Southampton City at the southern extremity.  It is made up of the southern section of the C358 Bournemouth Road and C231 Winchester Road. It is proposed to provide a 3 metre wide off–road shared use cycle/footway along Hut Hill, linking Chandlers Ford with Chilworth to improve facilities for those travelling between the settlements.

The total length of the Hut Hill shared use cycle/footway is approximately 2km, commencing at the Bournemouth Roundabout, close to Hampshire Corporate Business Park and passing over the M27 Motorway to connect with the top of The Avenue.

Bournemouth Road and Winchester Road are busy, with approximate traffic flows of 14,516 vehicles (in both directions) over a 12-hour period weekday average (March 2015).  There is a 40mph speed limit in force with a 60mph limit in the central section, and the route is used by buses. This makes cycling unattractive and potentially dangerous. Therefore, implementing this shared cycle/footway will provide a safe coherent route from within Southampton to Chandlers Ford. This will allow cyclists to travel off the carriageway which offers safety benefits and will encourage less able cyclists to use the route. The aim is to increase sustainable travel between Southampton, Chandlers Ford, and the wider Hampshire region.  This scheme is part of Transforming Cities, further information can be found here.

The aim is to commence works in autumn 2019. Traffic management will be in place to protect the workforce but every effort will be made to minimise impact on traffic. This will include restricted working hours.

View the plans

Hut Hill plan

Hut Hill (zoomed) plan

Funding arrangements
The budget for the scheme is £1.14 million that is made up of Transforming Cities Fund and Developer Contributions. 
Contact us
Economy, Transport and Environment Department
Hampshire County Council
The Castle

SO23 8UD