M27 Junction 9 and Parkway South roundabout improvements, Whiteley
Last update: August 2018
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There will be a short period of additional enabling works carried out at night at M27 Junction 9 commencing on Tuesday 28 August 2018 for two nights. Hours of work will be from 8pm to 6am. This is to investigate existing ground conditions on the southern side of the entrance to Hill Coppice Road. There may be some minor disturbance during this time due to the machinery required for this investigation. Similar work has already been carried out at several locations at M27 Junction 9 but this additional borehole is essential to inform detailed design for this scheme. Access to Hill Coppice Road will be maintained during these works.
Additional drainage surveys and the installation of a short section of fencing for ecological protection will also be taking place from Tuesday 28 August and will continue for two weeks. However, this work is not anticipated to cause significant disturbance.
The work is being carried out at night as undertaking these works during the day would cause significant disruption in an already congested area.
- Scheme overview
Hampshire County Council will be undertaking a £20 million improvement scheme to widen Junction 9 of the M27 as well as Parkway South roundabout (the first roundabout as you approach Whiteley). The scheme will reduce congestion and unlock economic development.
Existing high levels of congestion and delay at Junction 9 in peak periods, particularly on the off-slip roads, cause operational and safety issues on the M27 and cause a high level of frustration for those caught up in it. This combined with development of 3,500 extra homes in the north of Whiteley means that an improvement scheme is much needed so that people can access the shopping centre, cinema, restaurants, Solent Business Park and the further afield Segensworth Business Park, without delay.
The County Council will be providing an additional traffic lane on both M27 Junction 9 motorway off-slip roads; on the westbound on-slip road and on the Whiteley Way approach. The existing short left-turn lane on Whiteley Way will also be lengthened and additional lanes will be provided on the northern and southern sections of the roundabout. At Parkway South roundabout a new larger fully signal-controlled roundabout will be provided, with additional lanes on all approaches, on the Parkway exit road and on the roundabout itself.
This scheme will be critical in ensuring that the £14 million being invested by the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership to widen Whiteley Way and the £150 million being invested by Highways England in the M27 Smart Motorway Scheme, will be a success. Each scheme will compliment each other and transform the way traffic flows in this area.
- Public consultation
The public consultation closed on Thursday 4 January 2018 and the Exhibition plans can still be viewed. A report will be published in the near future.
- Funding arrangements
Funding for this scheme is being provided by Highways England and local developer contributions, broken down as follows:
- £12.9 million from Highways England (Growth and Housing Fund £9.9m and Congestion Relief Fund £3m)
- £6.6 million Hampshire County Council
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Economy, Transport and Environment Department
Hampshire County Council