Roads and Transport

Fareham Newgate Lane North: major improvement scheme 2014

Updated 13 May 2014

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

Contractor begins work 27 May 2014

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

  • work starts on Tuesday 27 May 2014 and continues to spring 2015
  • 30mph speed limit will be in force during the works

The Dyer and Butler site offices and compound will be on Newgate Lane at the southern end of the scheme, opposite the junction with Tanners Lane. They will make a start by establishing their compound and by undertaking ground work to locate buried pipes and cables before starting the main construction work.

Outline programme

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

The contractor will be maintaining the capacity of the existing road as much as possible during the working day (6am to 7pm) over seven days a week. This will mean that work requiring traffic lane closures using traffic signal control, will be done at night (7pm to 6am). Health and safety and operational reasons may however determine that this is not always possible.

Information about the programme and traffic management arrangements will appear on this page. In addition details of the contractor's programme and traffic management arrangements will be available soon at the Dyer & Butler scheme webpage and the link will be published here when the page is live.

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.

Advance public utility works

BT have been working on the site since February, undertaking preparation work to relocate underground chambers, pipes and cables, which will continue until Dyer & Butler commence their work.  This work is on the highway verge near Hendy Ford, opposite HMS Collingwood, but will extend southwards on the verge towards the junction with Tanners Lane. This work has little or no impact on traffic flows.

Download plans

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.

Contact Us

The County Council’s contact centre is the primary point of contact:

  • Phone 01329 225393 or 0845 603 5633

  • To report faults or problems with the roads please use our easy to use online fault report forms

Key stakeholders - District Councils

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.

This 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 which will be presented for public consultation in June and July 2014. This will include proposals for the southern section of Newgate Lane, Peel Common Roundabout, the Stubbington Bypass, and improvements for the A27 between Titchfield and Segensworth.

Details of the June and July exhibition venues, dates and times, will be available at the webpage for the Stubbington Bypass and Western Access to Gosport: