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Residents invited to see plans to improve the Asda roundabout in Havant

Monday, 02 June 2014

Hampshire residents will have a chance to see proposals for improvements to the Asda roundabout in Havant at an exhibition in the Dickinson Centre, Park Community School from 4-8pm on Tuesday 3 June.

Following a successful bid to a Government fund designed to ease congestion at key bottlenecks around the country, Hampshire County Council was awarded £3.7million for improvements to the roundabout at the junction of Purbrook Way and Hulbert Road.

The scheme will increase the size of the junction, introduce traffic signal controls on two approach roads to the roundabout, upgrade the Purbrook Way approach from the A3(M) to two lanes in each direction, put in improvements to make it easier for pedestrians and cyclists to cross, as well as safety improvements at the Park House Farm Way junction.

The £5.9 million scheme has been developed with Havant Borough Council and Portsmouth City Council, and is supported by the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership.

Executive Member for Economy, Transport, and the Environment Councillor Seán Woodward said: "I hope people living and working in Havant and the surrounding area will take this opportunity to come and have a look at the proposed plans. The Asda roundabout is currently heavily congested at peak times and the proposed scheme is designed to help alleviate this as well as provide additional capacity for planned developments in the area. These include the proposed Dunsbury Hill farm employment development and the housing development west of Waterlooville, helping to unlock economic growth in the area."

Residents will also have the opportunity to view the plans when they go on display in the Havant Plaza from 4-24 June.

There will be a three week period from 3-24 June for the public to submit comments, which will help finalise the design before construction begins later this year.

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