Oakhanger Traffic Calming

Last update: June 2024

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Construction Works Update

Phase 1 improvements were completed by the appointed contractor Rocon Contractors Ltd in January 2024.

Due to changes in the Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) programme, the traffic calming works have had to be reprogrammed. The final build-outs (in the ‘narrows’) will be programmed as part of Phase 2 works (section of footpath in the ‘narrows’ and associated works) and a further update will be provided in early Spring 2024.

These traffic calming measures have been designed to slow vehicles through the village and encourage walking and cycling.  The works will consist of the following:

  • Improving the existing road narrowing at the northern and southern end of the village green.
  • Construction of four additional road narrowing points.

The improvement works on Phase 2 are dependent on the progress of the current Scottish and Southern Energy Networks (SSEN) works.
SSEN are currently replacing 18km of existing cabling to provide a modern and more resilient network. For more information, please visit the SSEN website.

SSEN are carrying out cabling works along Oakhanger Road (progressively moving the closure in a southbound direction). Working hours will be from 7am to 5pm Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm on Saturday and 9am to 3pm on Sunday. The diversion route plan shows SSEN’s closure of Oakhanger Road, which allows local access traffic only.

Scheme overview

Hampshire County Council has worked closely with the Oakhanger Residents Traffic Group to develop a scheme designed to reduce the speed of traffic travelling through the village.  Oakhanger is situated in East Hampshire, near Whitehill and Bordon.

The County Council wants to protect Oakhanger from additional traffic that may be tempted to travel through the village as a shorter route to the B3004. These traffic calming measures have been designed to slow vehicles through the village.

By working with the Oakhanger Residents Traffic Group the project scope has been widened to provide a section of missing footway alongside the road to connect the southern end of the village with the facilities located around the village green. Providing this footway is expected to increase the number of people walking within the village and improve safety perceptions. 

The scheme will be delivered in two phases. The first phase of works will consist of the following:

  • Improving the existing buildouts at the northern and southern end of the village green;
  • Construction of an additional four buildouts.

Please view the improvements and location plans for the first phase of works.  Phase two is currently in design phase.

Public consultation closed

The public consultation was held on Wednesday 7 November and closed at midnight on Wednesday 19 December 2018.  Please view the findings in this feedback report.

The exhibition plans can still be viewed:

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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