Park Road South

Transforming Cities Fund - capacity improvements in Havant

Last update: May 2022

Scheme overview

The scheme proposes widening the carriageway on Park Road South between Solent Road and the A27 Langstone Road roundabout. The Park Road South traffic approaching the A27 roundabout experiences morning and afternoon peak congestion with queues regularly stretching back into the town centre. This scheme will add network capacity providing journey time savings to benefit southbound vehicle movements including buses accessing Hayling Island and the A27 to Emsworth and Chichester to the East and Portsmouth to the West.

Key scheme features include;

  • Reducing the speed limit along the affected section of Park Road South, from the current National Speed Limit to 30mph, consistent with the rest of Park Road South, making the area a safer and more attractive route for walking.
  • Provision of a new bus shelter relocated to an appropriate location for the revised bus stop area.
  • Widening the footway to provide better facilities for pedestrians on this link as well as access to/from Bosmere Junior School including the Park and Stride scheme between Tesco and school.
  • Widening the Park Road South southbound carriageway from the existing bus stop layby to provide a third lane approaching the A27 roundabout to provide a longer dedicated left turn lane for eastbound A27 traffic towards Emsworth and Chichester.

Further details of this scheme will be available once the preliminary design stage has been completed and will be published here. Public engagement events to inform communities about the opportunities offered by the implementation of this scheme to commence on the 21st September 2021. Scheme construction is proposed to be during autumn 2022 to spring 2023.

Approval to progress with implementation of the scheme was given at the Executive Member for Environment and Transport Decision Day 10 March 2022.
Feedback Survey Results

The report summarises key findings from the feedback survey which took place from 22 September to 19 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. 

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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