The Brockhurst Roundabouts scheme aims to improve traffic flow for Eclipse E1 and E2 and for other bus services through the Brockhurst north and south roundabouts. It will provide high quality bus stops in four locations and improvements for pedestrians and cyclists.
These works are planned to start on 10 June 2013 for completion in August. Further details will be posted on this site once the contract is awarded.
will replace the existing uncontrolled crossing).
The first phase of the South East Hampshire Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) opened in April 2012.
First Hampshire & Dorset (First Bus) bus services, E1 and E2 use the new Eclipse BRT busway for part of their journey. It enables those buses to bypass the worst of the congestion and thus offer fast, reliable journey times between Gosport and Fareham. At both ends of the busway, in Fareham to the north and Gosport to the south, BRT routes E1 and E2 rejoin the on-road network.
Following studies and consultation with First Bus, problems on the Gosport BRT network were identified. Studies demonstrated that by providing junction improvements, including bus priority measures, journey times could be improved on the A32 at the Brockhurst Roundabouts and at The Crossways/ Lees Lane/ Lees Lane North junction.
Funding for the two schemes has come from the Department for Transport Better Bus Area Fund, awarded to Transport for South Hampshire, which is intended for bus related measures that will help to create growth and cut carbon.