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Hampshire County Council funding bids to Department for Transport

Updated 10 February 2015

10 February 2015: A31 major maintenance scheme

This is a route improvement scheme for the A31, supporting economic growth, between Winchester and the A325 at Farnham in Surrey. Various solutions are proposed along the route including: carriageway resurfacing, reconstruction, drainage repairs/improvements and a substantial programme of safety barrier repair and upgrade.

10 February 2015: Redbridge Causeway/A35/A326 major maintenance scheme

This is a route improvement  for the A35 / A326 between Southampton and Fawley, with major maintenance and strengthening of bridges, carriageway reconstruction and cycleway  resurfacing.  The main element is the refurbishment  of four bridges on Redbridge Causeway over the tidal River Test, including a 20-span viaduct.

Successful bids made in 2014

Bids to Local Sustainable Transport Fund 2015/16

In March 2014, Hampshire County Council was a partner in five bids to the Department for Transport (DfT) seeking a share of £64 million of Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) revenue funding available for projects to be delivered between April 2015 and March 2016. In July 2014, the DfT confirmed that the following four LSTF bids had been successful:

1. Supporting the economy by transforming travel connectivity in rural Hampshire

Supporting the economy by transforming travel connectivity in rural Hampshire: Award: £652,000

This project will deliver a range of sustainable transport solutions to widen travel choices in market towns and some rural areas of Hampshire.

2. Stepping up connectivity in the Sci:Tech Corridor and the Blackwater Valley: Bid £1.684m

This joint bid in partnership with Surrey County Council is aiming to encourage greater use of public transport, walking and cycling for local journeys within and between the nine towns of Andover, Aldershot, Basingstoke, Camberley, Farnborough, Guildford, Staines, Whitehill-Bordon and Woking.

3. The Two National Parks LSTF programme (2015/16 extension): Bid £2.053m

This joint bid covers both the New Forest and South Downs National Park areas (within which there are six Local Transport Authorities areas including Hampshire). It aims to help visitors to both National Parks to make greater use of sustainable transport options, thereby supporting the visitor economy. The bid seeks to build on the current 2 National Parks LSTF project.

4. ‘Walk To’ project: Bid £3.980m

This joint bid led by Living Streets and Durham County Council, involving a total of 13 local authorities, of which Hampshire is one, will see targeted support for schools in Hampshire with either high carbon footprints or in areas with higher rates of obesity.

Cash Boost for Local Roads Funding 2014 to 2015

In 2012 the Government announced the Cash Boost for Local Roads of £215m nationally and Hampshire County Council received a total allocation of £6.126m over two years. The money was provided to support carriageway resurfacing and reconstruction programmes to help recover damage caused by recent severe winters and improve the resilience of the local road network.

In 2014/15 Hampshire received an additional £2.136m of Cash Boost funding, and with the addition of:

  • the 2014/15 Local Transport Plan maintenance allocation of £20.770m
  • local resources from Hampshire County Council of £12m
  • and Government flood recovery money of £11.51m

The total structural maintenance programme for 2014/15 totalled £46.416m. Of this sum over £29m is being invested in carriageway resurfacing, reconstruction, patching and surface dressing.

Department for Transport Pothole Fund 2014 to 2015

In June 2014, the County Council was awarded a total of £6.1m from the Fund.

The funding received is being focussed on structural repairs where potholes and edge deterioration is prevalent, providing much needed additional resources to our annual patching programmes.

Contact us

If you would like additional information about any of these projects please contact the County Council by email: