Bedhampton Road Bus Improvement

Transforming Cities Fund

Last update: September 2023

Scheme Completed

Hampshire County Council appointed Rocon who have carried out the highway works for the Bedhampton Road bus priority improvement scheme.  The main works completed on Tuesday 28 February 2023.  Please view the before and after visuals.

In June 2022, ahead of the main works, Rocon Contractors Ltd completed the advanced highway investigation works along Bedhampton Road between Nursery Road and Brookside Road.  The works comprised of hand dug trial holes and core samples – to determine the road construction, record locations and depths of services underground and provide samples of materials for analysis.

Scheme overview

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

The changes include:

  • Replacing the existing bus stop lay-by with an on-carriageway bus stop, and relocate it closer to the junction with Brookside Road;
  • Removal of part of the existing central refuge on Bedhampton Road and providing two lanes, enabling traffic to ‘bypass’ the bus stop;
  • A short section of bus lane on the approach to the relocated bus stop;
  • Relocation of the bus stop allows the existing ‘pedestrian crossing’ facility (dropped kerbs, tactiles) across Bedhampton Road to be better located in relation to the bus stop, providing improved visibility;
  • Realignment of the kerbline on the exit from Nursery Road onto Bedhampton Road and replacement of the existing bus lay-by with verge;
  • Revisions to the exit from the eastbound bus stop removing the conflict between pedestrians and buses exiting the lay-by.

The recommended scheme has endeavoured to respond positively to the consultation feedback and addresses some of the technical challenges identified. View the recommended scheme plan for the Bedhampton Road scheme.

The Project Appraisal was approved on 18 July 2022 - Executive Lead Member for Transport and Environment Strategy Decision Day, Executive Member for Highways Operations Decision Day and Executive Member for Climate Change and Sustainability Decision Day.

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 Bedhampton  Road Bus Improvements 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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