Roads and Transport

Lee-on-the-Solent: new cycleway at Marine Parade West

Updated 29 January 2014

Following the consultation in 2013 on these proposals, works have been approved and will start on site from 3 February 2014. The works will take about 14 weeks. Works will start in the central area opposite Milvil Road. The works contractor is Mildren Construction.

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Car park closure

To facilitate the works, the main car park behind the bus stop will be closed for eight weeks. Other parking facilities are available in the Marine Parade Car Park No. 1 or the Flowers Building Car Park.

It will also be necessary to close the bus stop and layby during this period. An alternative stop will be located adjacent to the works.

Traffic information

Most of the work will be caried out from the existing footpath or away from the carriageway so the impact on traffic will be minimal.

Temporary traffic lights will be needed for some elements of the  works. Further details will be provided when these dates are known.

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Background

The National Cycle Network 2 Strategic Cycle Route runs from Kent through to Cornwall. Part of this route runs through Hampshire and is continuous apart from two sections one of which is along Marine Parade in Lee-on-the-Solent. Marine Parade is also a vital and popular commuter and recreational route for Hampshire residents.

The Marine Parade East Cycleway scheme was approved in April 2013 but it only covered one third of the route along the sea front.

Additional funding from Sustrans, contributions from property developers, and the Quality Enhancement Programme has now allowed for the development of the western section, which will provide a continuous route from the Gosport ferry to Salterns Promenade.

The scheme also addresses safety concerns that currently exist outside of the main bus stop and car park, reduces street clutter, and improves the pedestrian flow from the beach to the shops