Eastleigh Town Centre - Cycle Route Improvements

Transforming Cities Fund, Eastleigh Corridor

Last update: May 2024

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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.

Before and after images for the various scheme improvements can be viewed in the following Microsoft Sway documents:

You can also view the ceremonial opening event images (Microsoft Sway document).

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 at:

  • Factory Road/ Wells Place;
  • Grantham Road;
  • Cherbourg Road.

Proposed Tree Planting

View the plan for the proposed tree planting (Microsoft Sway document) for this scheme, including the types of trees to be planted and their 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 materials 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.

You can watch our video explaining the Eastleigh cycle improvement scheme which links to the cycle path into Southampton.

In March 2020, Hampshire County Council welcomed news of the successful outcome of a funding bid 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.

Scheme Location Plan

View the Eastleigh Cycle Path Location Plan (Microsoft Sway document).

Feedback Survey Results

The Eastleigh Town Centre Cycle Route Findings Report (Microsoft Sway document) 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.

Funding Arrangements

Visit Transforming Cities Fund Southampton for further details.

Roadworks and Travel Advice

Planned works are published on One.Network, an independent platform that allows real-time monitoring of all the UK’s roadworks and diversions.

For travel information and travel advice choices in Hampshire visit My Journey.

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