A327 Ively Road Crossing Improvements

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Last update: June 2024

Latest updates

Construction works for this project are now complete and the new signalised pedestrian crossing became operational for use on 14 May 2024.

Scheme overview

The existing temporary controlled crossing on A327 Ively Road in Farnborough (by Southwood County Park) has been improved to a signalled-controlled toucan crossing which is supported by Rushmoor Borough Council.

The main aims of the A327 Ively Road toucan crossing scheme:

  • Improve accessibility and safety on this busy road for pedestrians when crossing between the two halves of Southwood Country Park;
  • Improve travel choices for people on the route attempting to cross the A327 Ively Road;
  • Improve pedestrian accessibility to Southwood Country Park; 
  • Realise wider benefits of increases in active travel modes, including improved public health, reduced congestion, improved air quality and noise and carbon reduction.

The benefits of the signal-controlled crossing provides a link to the existing pedestrian and cycle facilities on the Country Park visitor centre side of the A327.  Please view the location plan.

Approval to implement the scheme was given by the Director for Universal Services on 16 January 2024. Please read the Decision Report.

Hampshire County Council appointed Milestones Infrastructure Ltd who carried out the improvement works to construct the toucan crossing. 

The highway improvement works associated with the new toucan crossing on Ively Road:

Laying the underground pipes and traffic lights for the toucan crossing;
Installed tactile paving;
New road markings;
New road signs;
Resurfaced a section of Ively 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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