We are carrying out a large programme of improvements to roads and footways across the borough.
Most of these projects are paid for by funds negotiated with developers of houses and businesses. We work closely with Hampshire County Council (as the highway authority) on those negotiations, and through our Civil Engineering and Landscape Team (CELT) design and implement some of the projects that result, using that funding.
In the sections below you will find details of some of the projects currently planned or under way in the borough.
Walking and cycling projects
We are developing a network of cycleways and cycle paths to link together the main areas of the borough with locations such as local schools, retail areas and industry, as well as to the surrounding area.
Cycle paths and cycleways are shared with other users such as pedestrians (and sometimes equestrians), and all users should treat each other with courtesy as they travel.
Find out more about past, present and future plans on our walking and cycling projects webpage.
Developments such as the new 'Berewood' community in Waterlooville, and Dunsbury Hill Farm in Leigh Park, will add traffic to existing roads.
The developers of new housing areas, or those providing accommodation for new businesses and industry, are required to agree (and pay towards the cost of) any changes to the road network needed to deal with this extra traffic.
This can be anything from new pedestrian crossings, junction improvements, bus facilities or new roads.
Everything we do is dictated by transport policies and strategies. Relevant strategies are listed below (some in progress).