A27 Delme Roundabout to Downend Road Junction Improvement

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

Last update: May 2022

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Planned Advanced Works Update - night works, week commencing 23 May 2022

Investigatory works will take place between Delme roundabout and Down End Road . There will be no impact to pedestrians or cyclists along this route.  To facilitate these works there will be temporary lane closures near the Delme Roundabout.   These works will take place overnight for three nights between the hours of 8pm - 6am.  It is essential this work is undertaken at these times to reduce network disruption and to help ensure the safety of the workforce.   Access to residents and businesses will be maintained.    The exact dates of these works will be advertised on-site.  
Scheme overview

The proposed scheme seeks to:

  • To reduce public transport journey times and increase service reliability through the introduction of a westbound bus lane with a bus gate on the approach to the Delme Roundabout gyratory;
  • To address walking and cycling road safety concerns -by introducing improvements to eastbound and westbound walking and cycling routes;
  • Improve pedestrian and cycle access to Cams Hill School;
  • Increase traffic capacity on the Delme roundabout gyratory to help deal predicted increased traffic flows as a result of proposed local developments such as Welborne and a number of locations in Portchester.

The proposed scheme consists of the following enhancements:

  • Provision of a bus lane and bus priority signals on the eastern arm of the Delme Roundabout;
  • Provision of a two-way segregated cycle track adjacent to the westbound carriageway;
  • 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 footway 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.

Approval to progress with implementation of the scheme was given at the Executive Member for Environment and Transport Decision Day 10 March 2022.
Please view the plan

A27 Delme Roundabout to Downend Road Junction Improvement Plan

Feedback Survey Results

The report summarises key findings from the feedback survey which took place from 8 September to 20 October 2021. 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 A27 Delme Roundabout to Downend Junction 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 seven TCF schemes in Havant, Gosport and Fareham;

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Economy, Transport and Environment Department
Hampshire County Council
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Winchester
SO23 8UD