Infrastructure investment in Gosport
The following is a summary of those proposed improvements and progress to date:
The construction of a new 7.3m wide southern section of Newgate Lane on a new alignment to the easat of the existing road and Woodcote Lane forms the third stage of improvements to the Newgate Lane corridor. The new road will increase capacity on this link and on the approach to the Peel Common roundabout and will replace the existing route for through traffic.
Planning permission was granted in November 2015 and funding for the scheme has been allocated by the Solent Enteprise Partnership and by Hampshire County Council. It is currently at the detailed design stage and subject to final approvals, the main works contract is expected to commence in the late spring of 2017 and be ready for opening in Spring 2018.
As part of improving access to Fareham and Gosport, sections of the existing single carriageway on the A27 Southampton Road will be upgraded to two lanes in each direction between the A27 Segensworth Roundabout and the junction with Mill Lane at Titchfield. Work is due to commence in Autumn 2016.
The improvement works along The Avenue have been designed to increase capacity and alleviate congestion at the key arterial junctions of Station roundabout and the A27 at Gudge Heath Lane and Redlands Lane. Work began in May 2016 and is due for completion in summer 2017.
Highways England propose to widen to three lanes the east and westbound exit slip roads and widen to three lanes the Whiteley Way southbound approach to the junction 9 roundabout. The scheme is currently awaiting a decision on funding before being commenced.
This £30m scheme has been the subject of favourable public consultation and is supported by the County Council and the Solent LEP who awarded funding through the Solent Growth Deal for preliminary works, including the detailed design and planning processes. In October 2015 planning permission (subject to conditions) was granted and the target date for commencement is 2018/19. However further is required and a decision is expected in autumn 2016 in relation to the latest round of the Solent LEP’s Local Growth Deal.
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