Fareham MP calls for improvements to M27 junctions

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IMPROVEMENTS to junctions on the M27, near Fareham, should be made a priority.

That is the message from Fareham MP Suella Fernandes who raised the issue with the transport secretary in the House of Commons.

Miss Fernandes wants to see changes made to junction nine at Park Gate and junction 10 at Whiteley.

She said: ‘Chronic congestion causes delays to thousands of commuters on the M27 at junctions nine and 10.

‘With Fareham set to see 6,000 new homes at Welborne and thousands more at North Whiteley, what steps are being taken to ensure that vital upgrades to that piece of infrastructure are carried out as a matter of priority?’

In reply, transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin said the Department for Transport is working to advance the improvements.

He said: ‘The department is working together with Highways England and the county council on a way forward for improvements to junction nine. A separate scheme to improve junction 10 is being funded by a private developer and the local enterprise partnership.’

Highways England is currently listing the project as ‘on hold’, with a provisional start date of April 2017.