Gosport to Fareham road improvement work gets under way

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A £6.5M plan to improve access to the Gosport peninsula has got under way.

Advance work has started in preparation for the improvement scheme on the northern part of Newgate Lane.

Hampshire County Council’s executive member for transport Cllr Seán Woodward said: ‘This work is an early phase of the programme of road improvements in the Fareham and Gosport area.

‘It includes improvements for the Peel Common roundabout and the southern section of Newgate Lane which will be the subject of further public consultation during 2014.’

Vegetation is being cleared over the next four weeks, with some lane closures between 9.30am and 3.30pm. Temporary traffic lights will be put in for one week from Monday, February 3.

There will also be some diversions between Palmerston Drive and south of Tanners Lane. The main works are expected to start after Easter.

The second stage involves utility companies moving underground pipes and cables from mid-February to mid-April, with some off-peak lane closures.

Cllr Woodward said: ‘The council will be working with contractors throughout to ensure residents and businesses receive timely, advanced warning of disruption to traffic flow.

‘A key priority will be to ensure minimal interruption during works construction for businesses that depend upon Newgate Lane for access.’

For more information go to www3.hants.gov.uk/transport-schemes-index.htm