A27 Cams Hill Improvements

Transforming Cities Fund - bus, pedestrian and cycle enhancements in Fareham.

Last update: April 2024

Construction Overview

The temporary road closure at Downend Road has now been removed, with all works completed to remove the central island and the upgrades to the traffic signals.

The signal phasing of the traffic lights has also been amended and signal timings adjusted, ready for upcoming changes to the traffic management in preparation for the next phase of the works which is due to start in early June.

In June, works will be carried out for the A27 continuous footway improvements in conjunction with this scheme. The traffic management will not affect the A27 and will be co-ordinated to minimise traffic disruption in the area as far as possible.

The main construction work commenced in October, with expected completion by Autumn 2024. Mildren Construction Ltd have been appointed as our main contractor for delivering the A27 Cams Hill Improvement scheme.

The permitted working hours for this scheme will be from 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. Nightworks, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays when required will operate between the permitted hours 7pm to 6am. Any work that may be required on weekends and Bank Holidays will be updated here.

Please view the traffic management table providing information on construction works, location and dates. (The programme maybe subject to change). 

During the construction, all pedestrian crossings and footpath's will remain accessible to the public, however there is a pedestrian diversion in place to maximise the work areas to reduce the timescales needed for lane closures. Please see the pedestrian diversion plan.  Advanced local signs will be in place if there are any changes to the footpath's or crossing points and this web page will be updated prior to the works.

Please view the construction presentation for details of the scheme and technical drawings.

Scheme overview

The proposed scheme forms part of the Portsmouth Transforming Cities Fund Programme to improve sustainable travel in Portsmouth and the surrounding areas. Please see full details of the programme; South East Hampshire Rapid Transit Portsmouth.

The proposed scheme consists of the following enhancements:

  • Provision of a bus lane and bus priority signals on the westbound A27 Cams Hill approach to Delme Roundabout;
  • Provision of a two-way segregated cycle track adjacent to the westbound road;
  • Improved southern footway adjacent to the westbound carriageway with a shared-use path for pedestrians and cyclists to the south of the segregated cycle track;
  • Conversion of the existing crossing at the Cams Hall Estate junction to a Toucan crossing;
  • Northern pavement widened to create a shared-use path between St Catherines Way and the Downend Road signalised junction;
  • Provision of cycle access to Cams Hill ‘service road’ on the northern side of the A27, linking to a shared-use path to the east, adjacent to the A27.

Following comments received regarding the crossing facilities, an additional pedestrian crossing has been implemented across the junction of Cams Hall. This will improve the safety for pedestrians crossing the entrance of Cams Hall junction.

The scheme aims are approved in line with the Portsmouth Transforming Cities Fund programme to improve journeys between Portsmouth and the surrounding boroughs. The scheme also aligns to wider Hampshire County Council aims to improve safety for school children travelling along the A27 by walking and cycling. Improvements to the footway and cycleways will have a significant benefit to the safety of the local children being able to travel to and from school.

Background, Funding and Feedback Survey Results

March 22: Approval to progress with implementation of the scheme was given at the Executive Member for Environment and Transport Decision Day 10 March 2022

September 2021: The report summarises key findings from the feedback survey which took place from 8 September to 20 October 2021.
The £11m scheme funding breakdown:

  • A joint funding grant from the department for Transport Transforming Cities Fund for £9.3m;
  • £600k Department for Transport Safer Roads fund;
  • £1m Local developer contributions and improvements.

Please see further information on other Transforming Cities Fund Schemes and funding element.

Please see further information on the Feedback Survey Results.

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