Popley Way, Pedestrian and Cycle Improvements

Last update: March 2022

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Hampshire County Council has appointed Rocon Contractors Ltd to carry out works to improve the pedestrian and cycle facilities around the Popley Way junctions with Tintern Close and Abbey Road. These works are due to commence on 10 January 2022 for approximately eight weeks.

The scheme will provide:

  • Improved pedestrian and cycle facilities around the Popley Way junction with the west end of Abbey Road, including a new crossing point with refuge island near the junction and improvements to an existing pedestrian refuge further to the north-east near the Community Park, which will make crossing Popley Way easier and safer;
  • A new pedestrian footway link on Popley Way between Tintern Close and the existing southbound bus stop to the south-west.
    Some phases of work will require the closure of footway on Abbey Road and Popley Way and a signed pedestrian diversion will be in place during these times. Temporary traffic signal control will be in place at times during the construction period to safely manage vehicle traffic through the works. The majority of work will be completed on weekdays between 9.30am and 3.00pm. Some work phases will be completed during weekend periods to minimise the impact on local traffic.
Scheme overview

This scheme builds on previous work completed in the Abbey Road/Shakespeare Road area to deliver pedestrian and cycle improvements. The first phase was completed in 2019 and consisted of various works, primarily on Popley Way and Shakespeare Road, to provide new sections of footway on missing links, to improve connectivity on pedestrian desire lines between residential areas and local amenities. The works also included various improvements to pedestrian crossings in the area and improvements to bus stop facilities.

The latest work seeks to build on this by delivering additional improvements to improve safety, connectivity and accessibility in the area. The overall aims of the various phases of improvements are to:

  • Improve accessibility throughout Popley and further afield
  • Support better health by encouraging active travel
  • Link existing areas of shared use cycleways
  • Enable sustainable growth by promoting sustainable travel
Technical Plan
Popley Way, Pedestrian and Cycle Improvements - Technical Plan
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