Drivers warned of hour-long wait to get out of Fareham Asda car park

DRIVERS are warned to expect hour-long waits to get out of the Asda car park in Fareham this afternoon due to sheer traffic congestion.

Saturday, 3rd June 2017, 2:46 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:36 pm
Drivers are facing hour-long waits to get out of Fareham Asda in Newgate Lane due to traffic congestion

Sian Smith, from Gosport, has told The News about a 50-minute wait to get out of the car park in Newgate Lane.

She said: ‘It was awful trying to get out.

‘I only popped in for a few things but it was utter chaotic trying to get out and I was stuck there for 50 minutes.

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‘People could not even get back to their own cars due to the sheer number of cars in the road trying to get out.

‘I have a three-year-old girl in the car with me and I cannot imagine what it would have been like had I had a baby.’

Drivers had been warned earlier this week that traffic around the area would be congested due to the open day at nearby HMS Collingwood.

Construction is currently underway on a new road called Newgate Lane South to be built to the left of the current road, which is hoped to relive some of the traffic along the congested route.