27 October 2015
Work is continuing on improvements to the Asda Roundabout at Purbrook Way and Hulbert Road to ease congestion and keep traffic moving.
Construction of southern half of the roundabout
New traffic signals
Hampshire County Council and its contractors Osborne have planned all works to minimise disruption.
The traffic is being directed onto the new section of the roundabout, also pedestrian and cyclists routes have been changed.
From the 5 December through to Christmas works will move off the main carriageway so the road is kept clear and opened up to traffic as much as possible. Work will continue off-road only during this time to keep traffic moving at this busy time of year.
For details of progress and upcoming site activity, please visit the contractor's website:
Osborne Ltd will hold weekly surgeries to keep residents and businesses up to date. The surgeries will be held every Wednesday from 11am in the site office in the field between Hulbert Road and Purbrook Way east.
The improvements will provide:
The main works start in October 2014 and planned for completion early Spring 2016. The roundabout will stay open during the works.
The public response to the proposals was positive, but with comments received on a number of issues. These comments led to two main changes in the design:
Removal of the proposed works at the junction of Farmhouse Park Way and Purbrook Way (east)
Residents fed back to us that they felt the proposal for a raised part of the road at the junction of Park House Farm Way and Purbrook Way to address concerns of road safety and bus delays did not go far enough.
As a result, and to enable traffic issues at this junction to be properly investigated, this part of the proposal has been deleted from the current scheme and the junction will be given future consideration through the Havant District Funding Statement as funding becomes available.
Removal of the proposed bus stop and bus lane on the north of the Asda roundabout
Residents also commented that they felt the bus stop and associated bus lane on the north of Asda roundabout was not the best layout, with a number of concerns raised at the exhibition and in writing. They have now been removed from the design and bus users are encouraged to use the existing stops a short distance away on Parkhouse Farm Way or Purbrook Way, depending on their final destination.
The local community was consulted on initial plans early in 2013. Plans were discussed at a public drop in event in October 2013. A further consultation took place in June 2014 and an exhibition of the plans was on display in the Havant Plaza from 4 June to 24 June 2014.
Following a successful bid to the Government, the Department for Transport awarded £3.7 million to assist in paying for the scheme. The total cost is about £5.9 million.
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