Roads and Transport

Fareham Newgate Lane North: major improvement scheme

This scheme is now completed.


This is a major improvement scheme for the northern section of Newgate Lane between Palmerston Drive and Tanners Lane in Fareham. The works were completed in August 2015. The new traffic lanes on Newgate Lane are open and available for use. From 17 August onwards any remaining construction work and surface finishes will be undertaken at night to avoid disruption to traffic using the newly completed scheme.

Progress update

The traffic signal controlled junction on Newgate Lane at HMS Collingwood was completed on 6 August, with the opening of the additional traffic lanes at the junction and the northbound bypass lane, allowing traffic to avoid the Speedfield Park Roundabout.

Seasonal landscaping and planting work to verge areas will be undertaken in the autumn planting season.

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 August 2015

  • a 30mph speed limit applies during the works

The contractor will maintain 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.