Journeys will get safer along the A2047 thanks to a successful bid by Portsmouth City Council to the Department for Transport for £1.3 million as part of the  safer roads fund.

Portsmouth’s road users will benefit from a share of a national £47.5 million national investment   to enhance the safety for the most at risk road users, pedestrians and cyclists  along the A2047, between the A3 near Hilsea and the A2030 near Fratton. The A2047 is one of the busiest routes into and out of Portsmouth, comprising of London Road, Kingston Road, and Fratton Road.

Working in partnership with the Road Safety Foundation, the council has had access to new technology that has analysed the previous casualties and predicted the greatest future risks. Using this system will ensure that the changes made to the road network create the safest environment possible These improvements will reduce the risk of collisions, in turn reducing congestion, journey times and emissions.

Michelle Love, Head of Road safety for Portsmouth City Council said: “London Road, Kingston Road and Fratton Road are some of our busiest roads in Portsmouth and this funding boost will be essential in making journeys along this route safer for everyone – people wheeling, walking and driving.”