Roads and Transport

Fareham Newgate Lane North: major improvement scheme

12 June 2015

Improvement scheme for the northern section of Newgate Lane between Palmerston Drive and Tanners Lane in Fareham.

Update

Overnight road closures -Longfield Avenue

Road surfacing work on the Longfield Avenue approach to the roundabout with Newgate Lane is planned to be carried out over 6 nights and will involve overnight closure of part of Longfield Avenue.

  • Closure from:

    • Monday 22 June (night) to Thursday 25 June 2015 (night)

    • Monday 29 June (night) to Tuesday 30 June 2015 (night)

This essential work forms part of the improvements to the northern section of Newgate Lane and includes a 100m length of Longfield Avenue immediately west of the roundabout junction with Newgate Lane.  This end of Longfield Avenue will be closed overnight from 8pm to 6am on each of these nights, (dates highligted above).  The remainder of Longfield Avenue, west of the and including its junction with Fort Fareham Road will be open as normal.  Newgate Lane will also be open.

To maintain access a diversion route will be in place that utilises Newgate Lane to Peel Common roundabout, Gosport Road to Stubbington and Mays Lane / Peak Lane to Longfield Avneue and vice versa.  Local signing will be in place to direct traffic whilst the work is taking place.

This scheme is now set to be completed in July.

This is because extra work on moving utility cables, additional drainage and adjusting the works programme to maintain traffic capacity during the working day, has meant the works will exceed the original estimated completion date.

For more information see the contractor's website:

Outline programme

  • Scroll down to see a video tour of how the improvements will look

The main contract work was awarded to Dyer and Butler Ltd, a south Hampshire company.

  • work started end of May 2014 and will be completed in July 2015
  • 30mph speed limit applies during the works

The contractor maintains the capacity of the existing road as much as possible from 6am to 7pm, seven days a week.

This means that work requiring traffic lane closures using traffic signal controls are done at night (7pm to 6am). Health and safety and operational reasons may mean that this is not always possible.

The County Council is committed to keeping road users informed of the intended traffic management programme and any unexpected changes to traffic routes. Information will be updated on this page, and sent to local media, and via the County Council Twitter page @Hantsconnect.

The contractor will ensure that all activities are communicated in good time to local residents and the travelling public. Electronic variable message signs will be placed on the approaches to Newgate Lane (A32 Gosport Road and B3385 Broom Way) to provide advance warning of any unexpected events that may impact on traffic flows.

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Newgate Lane virtual tour

A virtual tour of the Newgate Lane improvements in Fareham. Produced by Fareham Borough Council. The video is silent, no audio.

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Key features

The features of the scheme include:

  • Provision of two lanes in each direction between points just north of the roundabout junction with Longfield Avenue, southwards to a point just north of the junction with Tanners Lane.

  • Enlargement of the roundabout junction with Longfield Avenue to provide two circulating lanes with two lane entries and exits on the Newgate Lane arms of the junction.

  • Changes to the existing roundabout junction with Speedfield Park, to provide two southbound ahead lanes and an extended left turn lane towards the retail parks.

  • Provision of a new signal controlled junction serving HMS Collingwood, to replace the existing Pelican crossing on Newgate Lane outside HMS Collingwood.

  • Read full description of the scheme features

Aims and objectives of the scheme

Newgate Lane is one of the three principal routes giving access to and from the Gosport peninsula, and this scheme aims to improve capacity on this part of the Newgate Lane corridor because it has the highest traffic flows.

Improving access towards the Solent Enterprise Zone at the former Daedalus site is also a key objective and the intention is that this scheme will be complemented by further improvements to the southern section of Newgate Lane and Peel Common roundabout.

The scheme therefore aims to improve journey time reliability by increasing road capacity for drivers and by improving accessibility for cyclists and pedestrians.

Work continues to develop on other transportation proposals for the area. This includes the southern section of Newgate Lane, Peel Common Roundabout, the Stubbington Bypass, and improvements for the A27 between Titchfield and Segensworth.