Bishopstoke Road, Eastleigh (western end) Bus Priority Improvements

Transforming Cities Fund

Last update: June 2022

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Hampshire County Council has appointed Terra Firma to carry out advance highway investigation works on Bishopstoke Road which will start to the west of Dutton Lane and extend to the Scotter Road/Fair Oak Road junction.

These works form part of the Department for Transport’s Transforming Cities Fund programme and will help inform designs for the proposals which aim to improve public transport infrastructure.

The works will comprise;

  • Hand dug trial holes and core samples – to determine the road construction, record locations and depths of services under ground and provide samples of materials for analysis.

To avoid delays on the road network, the works will take place in different locations along the length of Bishopstoke Road over the three nights between 7pm to 6am, commencing on the evening of 27 June 2022 and completing on the morning of 30 June 2022. Access to all roads and properties will be maintained

Scheme overview

The aim of this scheme is to improve the reliability and journey times of public transport, namely the bus for those travelling between Southampton and Eastleigh.

This scheme will deliver infrastructure improvements to provide priority to buses at Riverside and Chickenhall junctions and offer a length of bus only lane between the two (eastbound).  It will also offer improved facilities for waiting passengers and real-time information facilities including enhanced bus stops (locations and provision).

The Bishopstoke 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.

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.

Further details of this route will be available once the preliminary 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 2022/2023.

Approval to progress with implementation of the scheme was given at the Executive Member for Environment and Transport Decision Day 27 January 2022.

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, 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.

Please view the plan

Bishopstoke Road Location Plan

Preliminary Design Drawings

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Economy, Transport and Environment Department
Hampshire County Council
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