Hook - accessibility improvement works from February to April 2013
This scheme implements a set of walking and cycling improvements along the A30 and Hook Village. A public consultation took place in May and June 2012.
- The scheme is expected to start in the week beginning 4 February 2013 and will last for about 15 weeks (so until about mid April).
- During construction access to all properties will not be affected and there are no planned road closures. There will be short periods where temporary traffic signals will be necessary along the A30 and Station Road.
Summary of the works
The package of works comprises:
Upgrading the existing footway along the southside of the A30 London Road between the junction with Holt Lane and Geffery's House to provide a shared use pedestrian and cycle way. (ending just before Geffrey’s House and becoming an advisory on-road route) requiring signing and some localised widening. The improvement will link into the existing cycle route in Holt Lane.
Crossing improvements (not signalled) at the Griffin Way/A30 roundabout.
Crossing improvements (not signalled) and minor landscape improvements in Hook village centre including a new pedestrian crossing point across the A30 to the east of Elms Road linking to the chemist. The existing zebra crossing will also be refurbished to provide new surfacing and road markings.
Provision of additional trees planting along the A30 road.
The scheme is expected to start in the week beginning 4 February 2013 for about15 weeks (so until about mid April). The contractor who will be carrying out the work is Rocon Contractors Ltd.
During construction, access to all properties will be maintained and there are no planned road closures connected with this scheme. There will be short periods where temporary traffic signals will be necessary along the A30 and Station Road.
Access to footways may sometimes be restricted, so some journeys may take longer, particularly if you use the A30 or Station Road. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience which is caused by the works but will make every effort to keep any disruption to a minimum.
During the works scheme boards will be erected which will provide contact telephone numbers for the public during the period of works.
A letter informing residents of the works will be sent out before the works start.
- Resident Engineer, Kevin Phillips, on 07860 425559
- Client Manager, Helen Merrills on 07718 147047
The village of Hook has been affected by residential development at Holt Lane. To help the village accommodate this growth, and mitigate the impact of the development on the transport network, financial contributions from building developers have been secured by Hampshire County Council, and these will be specifically applied to implement cycling and walking access improvements along the A30 and in the village.
Hampshire County Council, in liaison with Hook Parish Council, has therefore developed a number of proposals to improve the community’s ability to access key facilities in Hook by walking and cycling.
Results of public consultation May - June 2012
We were pleased with the number of responses which totalled 63 in all, and the support received for the schemes was even more pleasing. Respondents who provided postcodes generally came from the Hook, Hartley Wintey and surrounding areas.
Of the 63 responses:
- 90% supported the Village centre crossing improvements
- 91% supported the A30 shared use cycle and pedestrian path between Holt Lane and Hartlett's park.
- 83% supported the Griffin Way/A30 roundabout crossing improvements.
- 87% supported the Hook rail station to Holt Lane cycling and walking improvements via Bramshott Drive.
- 95% supported the Hook to Hartley Wintney cycle route.
- 68% felt that the proposals adequately addressed the needs of pedestrians.
- 87% said the proposals adequately addressed the needs of cyclists.
- 23% said the proposals adequately addressed the needs of mobility-impaired people.