Worthy Road Active Travel Improvements

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Last update: June 2024

Latest Update

The first phase for the walking and cycling improvement scheme along Worthy Road is expected to commence autumn 2024. Please view the draft plans.

Phase 2 is currently unfunded but if a funding package can be developed it is likely construction would commence after the M3 Junction 9 improvement works - National Highways, to minimise impact to the road network.

Scheme Overview

The City of Winchester draft Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) identified and prioritised the B3047 Worthy Road between The Worthys and Abbotts Barton as a route that could be made more inclusive for all by making it safer and more attractive to travel along. More information on the draft LCWIP is available here.

The Worthys and Abbotts Barton are a short distance from the centre of Winchester – with Kings Worthy about 3km from Jewry Street, so this is a distance that could be walked or cycled.

Hampshire County Council are therefore considering cycling and walking improvements along the B3047 from the junction with Hyde Street in the south, to the junction with Church Lane in the north east.

Specifically, we want to:

  • Provide more space for people to cycle, walk and wheel;
  • Make the route safer for all road users (we are in separate discussions with National Highways to understand what can be done to improve the Cart and Horses Junction);
  • Improve the local environment and air quality;
  • Increase accessibility to local shops and services for all.

An overview to the scheme setting out the potential timelines for progress with design and delivery of improvements can be found here.

Engagement Feedback

There have been two phases of engagement so far:

  • The first phase, ‘co-discover’, involved listening to local residents and stakeholders on any issues with the existing route and was undertaken in November 2022.  Please view the report covering the results of this engagement event;
  • The second phase, ‘co-refine’, which involved workshops and considered potential design options for improving cycling and walking along the B3047 Worthy Road was undertaken in February 2023, with local residents, stakeholders and the wider community.  Please read the findings report from the feedback received from these workshops and view the proposal summary.


Funding Arrangements
Funding for the transport capital delivery schemes is separate from the County Council’s revenue budget and savings proposals. In the majority of cases funding comes from external grants and / or Section 106 contribution from developers. This funding usually has conditions that strictly control on how, where and when it can be spent.
Roadworks and Travel Advice
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