Test Lane cycle link improvement

Last update: April 2024

Scheme overview

Hampshire County Council appointed Colas Ltd, works carried out to upgrade the cycle and footway links between the Nursling Industrial Estates and the Southampton City Council boundary.

This provides a continuous three-metre-wide shared use pedestrian and cycle way from Andes Road, linking Southampton’s network of cycle routes with the Nursling industrial estates. The aim is to improve sustainable travel facilities for local people, employees of local businesses, commuters travelling between Southampton and Romsey, and for leisure cyclists. See further information on Transforming Cities.  

This scheme connects to the existing cycle and pedestrian infrastructure (including Southampton City Council’s Cycle Network “SCN” route 7)


  • Vegetation clearance and tree cutting works;
  • Widening of the top section embankment to allow for the cycle path construction;
  • Ditch clearance and realignment in certain sections of the works.
  • Excavation of verge;
  • Kerbing and edging works;
  • Footpath construction;
  • Extension of drainage pipes;
  • Installation of cycle way signs;
  • Installation of post and rail fence.

Works completed.

Funding Arrangements

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

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