A multi-million pound series of measures to improve traffic in and around Fareham should ease congestion throughout the whole of the borough and the Gosport peninsula.
Seven schemes are either in progress or on the drawing board for completion whether there is approval for the Welborne scheme or not.
Among the measures in progress or recently completed are:
Other schemes in the pipeline include:
More major schemes would be brought forward if the development at Welborne went ahead - including a new Junction 10 of the M27.
Fareham Borough Council Executive Leader and Hampshire County Council Executive Member for Transport, Seán Woodward said that the Borough, like many others across the country, had problems at peak times with traffic.
That would only get worse as new housing development schemes came on line - whether at Welborne or, if Welborne did not go ahead, at many other sites throughout Fareham - unless these projects were carried out.
So the transport infrastructure for Fareham and the whole of the Gosport peninsula has been a priority. That is why we have all these schemes in progress now.
If Welborne goes ahead that will present different challenges - some of the traffic issues will be more concentrated rather than dispersed. That is why we are insisting that the required infrastructure improvements are identified and funded for the area before it can go ahead.
"This is one of the key areas that the Inspector at the Welborne examination in public, starting next week, will be looking at."
For further information contact:
Lindsey Ansell, Head of Corporate Services, Tel: 01329 824567
fax: 01329 550576, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
This and previous media releases can be viewed on the Council's website: www.fareham.gov.uk/pressreleases
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