11 September 2017

Journeys on the eastern side of Portsmouth are set to get easier thanks to a new council project. 

The Eastern Corridor project will improve the main route in the east of the city from Drayton down to the seafront. 

The long-term project will coordinate various pieces of work that when combined will improve journeys for drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and public transport users. 

Cllr Simon Bosher, Cabinet Member for Traffic & Transportation, said: "I'm delighted we are making these improvements, which should help make journeys that bit easier for everyone, no matter what their mode of transport.

"Over the years a lot of investment has been put into the M275 entrance and the west of the city, and while improvements have been made in the east of Portsmouth this new project will ensure there is a coordinated vision to maximise the benefits for everyone."

The scheme follows work upgrading the technology managing traffic lights at seven of the junctions on the route. 

The next phase of improvements will cost £500,000 and be delivered by April 2018. 

Plans include further improvements to key junctions; improving existing cycle routes; better connecting the main cycle routes to surrounding areas; reviewing existing railings and safety barriers; reviewing existing road markings and improving facilities for bus users. 

People can learn more about the project at three drop-in information sessions, starting at Anchorage Lodge, Sywell Crescent, on Wednesday 20 September, 5pm-7pm

Following that there will be sessions at Milton Village Hall, Milton Park, on Thursday 21 September, and Baffins Community Centre, Westover Road, on Tuesday 26 September, both 5pm-7pm

You can see more information here, email us or call 023 9284 1011.