Bid to fix Gosport and Fareham traffic problems

ON THE ROAD Details of traffic-easing measures have been published
ON THE ROAD Details of traffic-easing measures have been published
M27. Picture: Malcolm Wells

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A PACKAGE of works to ease congestion in Gosport and Fareham worth £90m is set to be discussed.

The measures include a single two-way carriage Stubbington bypass with a speed limit of 50mph.

It will connect from Gosport Road to Titchfield Road, which was one of three possible routes put to the public in a consultation.

Following another consultation, work on the bypass could be done by 2017/18.

Councillor Sean Woodward is executive member for transport at Hampshire County Council.

He said the plans and will remove bottlenecks from Peel Common West to junction nine of the M27, and from Peel Common North via Newgate Lane to junction 11.

He said: ‘It is critical for Fareham and Gosport that access is improved.

‘This is to enable business to grow including the Solent Enterprise Zone at Daedalus which is expected to see 3,500 jobs along with Welborne which would have some 6,000 new homes for Fareham as well as nearly 6,000 jobs.

‘I am determined to see improvements put in place to ease travelling all the way from the Gosport boundary to Segensworth and the M27 including a bypass to Stubbington as well as North via an improved Newgate Lane to the M27 at junction 11.’

The £90m figure covers a wider transport package, which includes the cost of access to Welborne.

The Hampshire County Council report says work on the Peel Common Roundabout must be completed before the bypass construction starts.

And work will be done to improve the southern section of Newgate Lane, with a new carriageway running south from near to Tanners Lane to the eastern side of properties in Woodcote Lane.

It will then connect to Peel Common Roundabout and the existing Newgate Lane section would be a service road.

This work will be done in 2017/18.

The plan also outlines three phases of improvements to the A27 corridor between Segensworth and Fareham.

The first phase includes improvements to Station Roundabout and Gudge Heath Lane junction, with an extra straight ahead lane.

Then the Titchfield gyratory to Segensworth Roundabout section will be improved, with dual carriageways added where possible.

Plans to put dual carriageways in the Gudge Heath Lane to Titchfield gyratory section will no longer be carried out.

Instead, planners hope to add extra capacity to junctions.

Councillors are set to vote on March 17 on the report and making further consultations.

The council is still bidding for cash from the Solent Local Enterpise Partnership.