Bishopstoke Road - Bluestar 2 Bus Corridor Improvements

Transforming Cities Fund

Last update: June 2024

Scheme overview

The improvement work includes signal works on Bishopstoke Road/Underwood Road. Traffic signal equipment installed at 15 sites along the Bluestar route from Fair Oak to Southampton.

The Bluestar 2 Bus Corridor is a key section of route accessing the centre of Eastleigh for local communities immediately to the east and which travel onwards to and from Southampton. The aim is to encourage commuters to choose to leave the car at home and catch the bus.

Works are expected to start late Summer/Autumn 2024.

Feedback Survey Results

This report summarises key findings from the feedback survey which took place from 24 September 2021 to 22 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.

Funding Arrangements

In March 2020, Hampshire County Council welcomed news of the successful outcome of a funding bids to the Department for Transport (DfT). Made jointly with Southampton City Council, Hampshire County Council made a bid for investment designed to improve walking, cycling and public transport within the Southampton City Region. The Department for Transport awarded £57 million to the Southampton City Region from the Transforming Cities Fund (TCF). This funding is for capital investment in infrastructure to support and encourage active and sustainable travel from the outlying residential areas to key economic areas nearer the City Centre. The majority of the investment is on corridors from Eastleigh, Bursledon and The Waterside/Totton in addition to transport and mobility hubs in Eastleigh and at Southampton Parkway.

Please visit  Transforming Cities Fund Southampton web page for further details.

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