Transport plan set out for Portsmouth

CHANGES The Eastern Road, Portsmouth
CHANGES The Eastern Road, Portsmouth

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PORTSMOUTH City Council has set out a two million pound, 20-project wishlist of road and traffic improvements for the city.

The £2m Transport Implementation Plan, to take place in the next 12 months, is hoped to cut carbon, encourage business growth, and make travel in the city safer and easier.

The council’s transport department’s strategic manager Pam Turton said: ‘The list is of the things we’d like to do in the next 12 months, though we have to send them out for consultation and then for tender by companies first. We have had input from the public and our officers have worked around the city to see what our priorities should be. We believe they can help everyone in the city, car drivers, public transport users, pedestrians and cyclists.’

Projects included on the list are plans to make Eastern Road two-lane southbound between Milton Road and Swordsands Road, replacing an existing traffic island with a Toucan crossing, and modifying Milton Road’s traffic lights to improve traffic flow and pedestrian crossing.