Southmoor Lane roundabout wheels into action

Friday, 7 December, 2018

Improvements to the four-armed mini roundabout at Harts Farm Way, Southmoor Lane, Brockhampton Road and Brookside Road in Havant are now complete.

The £400k programme was jointly funded by Hampshire County Council and Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) contributions made to Havant Borough Council.

Upgrades to the roundabout include a full kerbed central island to encourage traffic to follow along the correct path through the junction, new pedestrian islands, making it easier for walkers and cyclists to cross the road, new road markings to allow for a better flow of traffic, and widened pathways to create two new off-road cycle routes through the junction.

Councillor Rob Humby, Executive Member for Environment and Transport at Hampshire County Council, said: “Our contractors Colas have finished this important upgrade on time and on budget. The works aim to relieve congestion at busy times and improve safety for all who use the road in that area. I would like to thank Havant Borough Council for their contribution to this project.”

Councillor Lulu Bowerman, Cabinet Lead for People and Communications, said: "This project will ease congestion and make traffic flow safer for all roundabout users, including cyclists, travelling to the Havant South Industrial Estate and Langstone Technology Park. As a key junction in the area, many of our businesses and residents will experience these benefits for years to come."

CIL is a fee that local authorities can choose to charge on new developments. The money is then used to support development by funding infrastructure that the council, local community and neighbourhoods want.

For more information about the scheme, please visit Hampshire County Council’s transport web pages.