Newgate Lane South

A new southern section of Newgate Lane

Last update: March 2018

Latest updates

Overnight work to install vehicle sensors for the traffic signals on Peel Common roundabout, which was due to take place on March 3, is currently being rescheduled as the work could not go ahead because of the snow. A new date will be published here shortly.

Good progress is being made on  the construction of the new road including, street lighting, traffic signals, drainage systems and landscape planting. This also includes work on Broom Way on the northbound approach to the Peel Common roundabout.

The final surface on the new road is being laid over the coming weeks and preparations continue to connect the new road to the existing road network. The connections will initially have a temporary road surface, as it can be laid quickly and will enable the new road to open overnight. The temporary surface will gradually be replaced with a final surface using overnight road closures. More detailed information about this night work will appear here in due course.

Scheme overview

Hampshire County Council has appointed Mildren Construction Ltd. as the main contractor and work has commenced in early July 2017 until Summer 2018.

There is already temporary traffic management in place during working hours to allow plant and material movements; these are located at the entrance to the site compound, opposite Tanners Lane and on the north side of the Peel Common roundabout.

Hampshire County Council and Mildren Construction Ltd met with local residents and businesses early in July 2017. Exhibition plans:

The new road is the third stage of work on the Newgate Lane corridor, linking the improvements at the northern section of Newgate Lane, undertaken in 2014/15 and the Peel Common roundabout, in 2015/16. It replaces the existing route for through traffic and will help increase capacity and ease congestion.

Work to undertake the necessary vegetation clearance for the scheme was undertaken in February 2017, when temporary fencing was also provided.  Work to improve the sports pitches at HMS Collingwood was also undertaken in April and May 2017.

The project will provide;

  • A 7.3m wide single carriageway road constructed on a new smoother alignment to the east of the existing road and Woodcote Lane.  There will be fewer interruptions to traffic flow caused by turning traffic, or on-road cyclists.  The road will be subject to a 40mph speed limit
  • Increased capacity on the southbound approach to Peel Common roundabout where a new signalised arm of the roundabout will be provided.  Revised road marking layouts at the roundabout will provide further capacity improvements at the roundabout
  • A closure of the existing road to through traffic from near Tanners Lane to the Peel Common roundabout, once the new road is open to traffic.
  • Vehicle access to the existing Newgate Lane will be via a new link road located north of the Peel Common Waterworks.  A priority controlled junction with right turn lane will be provided to help traffic turn right from Fareham, including increased width to help traffic turn right from the existing Newgate Lane to head towards Gosport
  • Local traffic movements only on the existing road which is planned to be provided with a new 30 mph speed limit.  The road will be signposted as anon-road cycle link between the existing facilities at the northern section of Newgate Lane, and the Peel Common Roundabout
  • Bus services 21/21A will be redirected along the new route, where new bus stop facilities will be provided near the Tudor Lodge nursing home, near Woodcote Lane/Brookers Lane and on Gosport Road by the Peel Common roundabout
  • Pedestrian islands to assist pedestrians and cyclists to cross the new road at these locations
  • An improved surface for Woodcote Lane and the unmade section of Brookers Lane to form a pedestrian and cycle route between Newgate Lane and The Drive
  • New landscape planting of around 220 new trees and 8,500 new shrubs in new hedges and planting areas.  The scheme also includes raised acoustic fences to reduce the impact of the scheme on adjacent properties and on the surrounding landscape
  • Minor repairs to Newgate Lane which will be completed after the new road is open to traffic.

Project Approval

A project appraisal was approved by Councillor Humby as Executive Member for Environment and Transport, on the 3 November 2016. The report provides an overview of the scheme, and the funding position (which has now been agreed by the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership).

Read the report

Planning permission

Planning permission for the Southern Section of Newgate Lane was granted (subject to conditions) in November 2015 by the Regulatory Committee of Hampshire County Council.

Documents relating to planning decision

Documents relating to the planning application

Progress photos

Traffic management

The roadworks will inevitably cause some disruption however as most of the construction work is not on the existing road the impact on traffic flows will generally be low.  Local businesses will be open as usual.

Some short term temporary traffic management will be required during the working day at the site access points during the course of the work programme.  This will be to assist with plant/lorry and material movements. These are located;

  • opposite Tanners Lane
  • at the entrance to the site offices/compound
  • along the north side of the Peel Common roundabout

There will be no access to the construction site from Woodcote Lane or Brookers Lane.

The standard working hours are 8.00am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday, and 8.00am to 1.00pm on Saturdays.

There will also be a need for periods of night time working which will take place between 8.00pm and 6.00am early in 2018, for work to widen part of the Broom Way approach to the Peel Common roundabout and also to complete the tie-ins at either end of the scheme. Notification about night works will be publicised in advance.

Work will also impact on the unmade section of Brookers Lane between Woodcote Lane and the Peel Common Estate. Throughout the work, pedestrian access along Brookers Lane will be managed and maintained.

We are doing all that we can to minimise disruption by managing traffic, noise and dust. This includes using wheel washers on-site to minimise the amount of mud being transferred onto the road network by our machinery.

Results of the consultation

Results of the public consultation which ended on 4 July 2014:

  • 81% of respondents supported the preferred route for the southern section of Newgate Lane
  • 75% of respondents supported the preferred route for the Stubbington Bypass

Access to Fareham and Gosport consultation findings report

Contact us
Economy, Transport and Environment Department
Hampshire County Council
The Castle

SO23 8UD