A27 Cams Hill Improvements

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

Last update: September 2023

Construction Overview

The main construction work for the scheme is due to commence 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 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 on our webpage prior to the works.

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

The focus of the first phase will be the removal of the central reservation between Cams Hall Estate and the junction with Downend Road and Shearwater Avenue. During this phase both east and westbound directions will only be operating a single lane between Delme Roundabout and the junction with Downend Road and Shearwater Avenue while the removal of the central reservation takes place. Please view the the traffic management plan that will be in place from late October 2023 to February 2024.

During the construction, all pedestrian crossings and footpath's will remain accessible to the public. Specifically, during the initial phase of the project, the crossings and footpath's will be maintained and operate as usual. As we progress to later phases of the construction, any modifications to the footpath's or crossing points will be clearly identifiable during the works on site and information updated on our webpage prior to being implemented. Pedestrian crossing points and walking routes will be clearly marked and maintained to ensure safe travel routes for individuals during the construction period.

Temporary arrangements will be made over the Christmas period to reduce the restrictions, a plan for during this time will be added to this webpage during November 2023.
This first phase of the works is set to complete by early spring 2024, when phase 2 works will then begin for drainage and kerb works. Phase 2 traffic management plans will be added to the website in the new year.

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.  Scheme construction expected to start in the Autumn of 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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