Deputy Leader of Hampshire County Council Rob Humby has approved changes for Basingstoke’s Brighton Hill Roundabout at his recent decision day. The roundabout, located in the A30 South West Corridor, provides a route between the M3 Junction 7, the Ringway and adjoining links to Basingstoke’s retail and commercial centre.
On approval, Humby said: “After planning permission was refused for the Camrose Link Road element of this scheme, it has been necessary to come up with a new approach – to ensure that improvements can be made to Brighton Hill Roundabout that will help ease congestion at busy times of the day, improve safety and provide people with more opportunities to walk and cycle. I’ve met with the local MP, and County Council officers have met with local councillors to discuss the plans, and I’m pleased our team has come up with a revised design to address the many challenges involved in this project.”
The works are not scheduled to start until Autumn 2021. The plan is to remove both the underpasses and the Camrose Link Road but, still keep the Western way entry onto the roundabout.
Other plans include, new traffic lights to help manage the traffic, improved access for all with flatter footways to better assist walking and cycling and new road surfacing, new sub-surface drainage and new improved street lighting.
Funding has coming from The EM3 Local Enterprise Partnership, local developer contributions and The Hampshire County Council Local Transport Plan Funding. The improvements are going to cost nearly £20 million.