Bedhampton Road Bus Improvement

Transforming Cities Fund

Last update: May 2022

Scheme overview

The scheme aims to improve bus reliability for services between Havant and Portsmouth/ Southsea.

The proposed changes include:

  • Relocating the existing bus stop on the westbound approach to the Bedhampton Hill/ Bedhampton Road roundabout, closer to the junction with Brookside Road, and providing it as an on-road stop;
  • Extending the existing two lanes section on the Bedhampton Road westbound approach to the roundabout to enable traffic to continue flowing when a bus is using the relocated stop;
  • Moving the informal pedestrian crossing (dropped kerbs, tactile paving) across Bedhampton Road to the east of the relocated bus stop, to improve visibility and reduce the distance for pedestrians using the crossing;
  • Replacing the existing bus lay-by with an area of verge;
  • Amending a section of the existing central island on Bedhampton Road to enable right-turns out of Nursery Road onto Bedhampton Road;
  • Minor modifications to the pedestrian refuge island on Nursery Road to improve safety for pedestrians;
  • Minor amendments to the kerbs on the exit from the eastbound bus stop opposite Brookside Road, to reduce the width of the informal pedestrian crossing.

Further details of this scheme will be available once the preliminary design stage has been completed and will be published here. Stakeholder and public engagement events to inform communities about the opportunities offered by the implementation of this scheme will be held in early 2022. Scheme construction is currently planned for winter 2022/ 23.

Feedback Survey Results

The report summarises key findings from the feedback survey which took place from 26 January to 8 March 2022. This was an opportunity for local residents and businesses to provide their views on the proposed improvement scheme.

The information pack is still available to view, along with the pre-recorded welcome and introduction from Councillor Rob Humby, Hampshire County Council Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment.   

Funding Arrangements

Hampshire County Council, Portsmouth City Council and the Isle of Wight Council have jointly secured nearly £56 million of funding from the government's Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) to improve the way people travel around Portsmouth, Gosport, Fareham, Waterlooville , Havant and the Isle of Wight.

This funding will support the delivery of the Gosport Interchange along with 22 other schemes across the region which include improvements for walking, cycling and bus travel and provide an important next step for the three authorities towards developing a rapid transit network for the area.  For more information please see the funding bids.

Hampshire County Council will be delivering a further eight TCF schemes in Havant, Gosport and Fareham;

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