Farnborough Queens Roundabout improvement scheme 2014
Traffic at Queens Roundabout in Farnborough is often congested, particularly during peak travel periods. With a number of proposed new commercial and residential developments nearby, traffic levels are set to increase so improving the Queens Roundabout will help keep traffic moving around Farnborough and Aldershot.
News and updates
26 February : Advanced works announced, details below.
7 February: Consultation on the Queens Roundabout proposals ended on 14 February 2014. A summary of the results will be available here when they have been analysed.
Work is gearing up to start onsite preparation work in March 2014 before the main construction work starts in August 2014. The outline programme is expected to be:
Stage 1: Monday 3 March for three weeks
Mildren Construction Ltd has been appointed to clear scrub vegetation, raising tree canopies and some tree felling. The extent of the clearance works includes the southern verge of Lynchford Road to the highway boundary and inside Wavell School along the boundary fence. The clearance works in the School are programmed for Saturday 15th March. Clearance works are also required on the A325 Farnborough Road northbound verge round to the Government House Road westbound verge.
Stage 2: End April for eight weeks
An earthworks contract is currently out to tender. The contract will widen the existing embankment alongside A325 Farnborough Road northbound verge, and extending to the Government House Road westbound verge. These advanced works are primarily earthworks, but include some highway and high security fencing adjacent to the Ministry of Defence properties.
Stage 3: August for 9 to 12 months
Detailed design is progressing. The main construction works are expected to start after the Farnborough Airshow in August 2014 and are expected to last between nine and twelve months. The roundabout will stay open during the works.
Although there will be disruption during both the main construction period and the preparatory clearance works, this will be minimised as far as possible to reduce the impact on the travelling public.
The features of the scheme include:
installation of traffic lights on all four approach roads to the roundabout
widening of the approach roads
provision of pedestrian and cycle facilities
Financial contribution from the Department for Transport
The Queen’s roundabout scheme is valued at £5.725 million with a contribution of £4.034 million from the Department for Transport through the pinch point programme.
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