Eastleigh Town Centre - Cycle Route Improvements
Transforming Cities Fund, Eastleigh Corridor
Last update: February 2024
- Latest updates
Please watch the video to see the Eastleigh cycle improvement scheme which links to the cycle path into Southampton.
Hampshire County Council appointed Mildren Construction Ltd, who carried out the improvements for a continuous cycle route between Eastleigh train station and Arnold Road via Eastleigh town centre. Construction works commenced on 12 June 2023 and completed on 28 November 2023. Please view the ceremonial event visuals.
- Chestnut Avenue
- Argosy Crescent
- Derby Road
- Desborough Road
- Leigh Road
- Station Hill
- Upper Market Street
Desborough Road – New Junctions Layout Notification
The improvement works included changes to the layout on the junctions along Desborough Road. There are new priority and give way signs clearly marked on the junctions listed below;
- Factory Road/ Wells Place;
- Grantham Road;
- Cherbourg Road.
Proposed Tree Planting
Please see the visuals for the proposed trees planting for this scheme and the locations.
An engagement event was held on Thursday 22 June 2023 at Wells Place Centre, representatives from Hampshire County Council and Mildren Construction Ltd were on hand to answer questions about this scheme.
The following exhibition material were displayed at the event:
Traffic Order Proposals
To facilitate a new cycling scheme in the Arnold Road Area will be to amend / vary several existing parking and waiting restrictions, please see the public notice for further details.
- Scheme overview
The aim of this scheme is to improve, walking and cycling for those travelling between Southampton and Eastleigh. These improvements will include both new and enhanced provision for cyclists and pedestrians in addition to connecting existing cycle and pedestrian infrastructure (including Southampton City Councils Cycle Network “SCN” route 7). A key aim of this scheme is to encourage people to leave the car at home and either walk or cycle as a first choice of local travel.
In March 2020, Hampshire County Council welcomed news of the successful outcome of a funding bids to the Department for Transport. 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 drivers 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.
This scheme will provide a continuous cycle route, utilising existing streets by improving crossing facilities, signage and access between Eastleigh Train Station and Arnold Road, via Eastleigh Town Centre. The route will utilise roads parallel to the A335, enabling cyclists to avoid this heavily congested road.
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 12 July 2021 to 20 August 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 & Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment.
- Scheme Location Plan
- Travel and Roadworks Advice
- Contact us
- Name Highways, Engineering and Transport
- Email [email protected]
- Phone 0300 555 1388
Hampshire County Council