Temporary traffic signs during Gosport work to aid buses

Breakdown workers preparing to haul out of the sea one of the cars involved in an accident on the Havant by-pass

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WORK to improve traffic in Gosport has started.

Hampshire County Council has begun the £560,000 work at The Crossways and Lees Lane North junction.

Manually operated four-way temporary traffic signs will be used over the period at peak times.

As reported, new traffic lights at the junction will be responsive to traffic flow.

And a new bus lane, in Lees Lane North, will reduce journey times for the First Bus Eclipse E1 service.

A new bus stop at Lees Lane North will have 24-hour travel information and security equipment.

The existing bus stop at The Crossways and Forton Road will be improved to a similar specification.

Funding has come from Department for Transport Better Bus Area Fund.

Councillor Sean Woodward is executive member for transport at the county council.

He said: ‘This is a very welcome boost for bus passengers and motorists using these busy routes and will improve public transport accessibility in and out of Gosport.’