Two-year roadworks on A30 at Basingstoke

Two-year roadworks on A30 at Basingstoke

Work started on May 30, on the first major phase of the project to radically alter the Brighton Hill roundabout.  Major sheet steel piling work will begin to support the embankment next to the Brighton Hill retail park, to allow construction of an extra lane on the approach to the roundabout from the Winchester Road dual carriageway.

This is part of a near £20 million scheme to modernise the five-road junction which includes filling in the current subways under the roundabout, introducing traffic light controls, with pedestrian crossings, at all five approaches to the roundabout, together with cycle lanes..  It is said the scheme will widen the Brighton Hill roundabout and add additional capacity to its main arms.

Early preparatory work began in January with the clearance of trees and shrubs and other vegetation on the roundabout, The whole project is expected to take nearly two years, ending in late 2023, and significant traffic disruption can be expected for much of this period.

A high angle view of a road

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Artist’s view of finished project

Hampshire County Council says “The Brighton Hill roundabout forms a key junction on Basingstoke’s A30 South West corridor. This corridor provides a critical strategic route between the M3 Junction 7, the Ringway and adjoining links to Basingstoke’s retail and commercial centre.

“The route is a focus for future growth, including 2,000 homes on strategic housing sites adjoining the A30, and the route will also need to accommodate traffic from the nearby Manydown development to the west of Basingstoke, where a further 3,500 homes are planned.

“Currently congestion at the Brighton Hill roundabout regularly results in extensive queues and journey time delays. Without improvements, congestion will worsen as traffic levels increase from the planned development in the area.”

The Brighton Hill improvement scheme aims to support growth, reduce journey times and create an enhanced and safer environment for cyclists and pedestrians.

This scheme forms one part of a multi-million pound transport investment in the Basingstoke area which also includes improvements to many of the major roads, including A340 Aldermaston Road; A33 Popley Way; A339 Ringway Junction; A33 Crockford Roundabout and Binfields Roundabout; A33 Thornhill Way and A340 Thornycroft roundabout.

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