A27 Bus Enhancements

Transforming Cities Fund - improvements in Portchester

Last update: May 2022

Scheme overview

The scheme is located in the bus stop for Portchester Precinct at Castle Street Roundabout in Portchester.
Portchester is a key location on the A27 between Fareham and Portsmouth for public transport services. The scheme seeks to add bus priority to the existing bus stop and the proposed scheme consists of the following elements:

  • Installation of bus priority traffic signals on Castle Street Roundabout adjacent to the Bus Stop, allowing easier movements for buses exiting the stop onto the roundabout;
  • Introduction of restriction on the use of the bus stop, so that only buses may use the stop, providing easier access for buses with no obstructions in the bus lane.

Further details of this scheme will be available once the detailed design stage has been complete and will be published here. Stakeholder and public engagement events to inform communities about the opportunities offered by the implementation of this scheme to be held in late winter 2021 / spring 2022. Scheme construction expected to start in the Autumn of 2022.

Feedback Survey Results

The report summarises key findings from the feedback survey which took place from 24 November to 21 December 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. Thank you for your feedback, the data is currently being analysed. The findings report will be published in the near future.

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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