Test Lane cycle link improvement

Last update: September 2020

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. This is part of Transforming Cities, further information can be found here.


  • 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.

Contact us
Economy, Transport and Environment Department
Hampshire County Council
The Castle

SO23 8UD