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We are continuing to improve the main route on the east of Portsmouth from Drayton down to the seafront.

We’re looking at various pieces of work that when combined will improve journeys for drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and public transport

This is a long-term project that will take place in various phases. In the last few years we have already upgraded 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, it will 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
  • improving facilities for bus users

You can see more details on the plans in the Eastern corridor improvements document below.

 

You can learn more about the project and speak to some of the team involved in the plans at our drop-in information sessions:

  • Anchorage Lodge, Sywell Crescent, on Wednesday 20 September, 5pm-7pm.
  • Milton Village Hall, Milton Park, on Thursday 21 September, 5pm-7pm
  • Baffins Community Centre, Westover Road, on Tuesday 26 September, 5pm-7pm

Alternatively, email: easterncorridor@portsmouthcc.gov.uk or call 023 9284 1011.

 

Funding for this work has come from the Department for Transport's National Productivity Investment Fund 2017-18. The fund was announced in the 2016 Autumn Statement to provide funding for local highway and local transport improvements. It aims to reduce congestion at key locations; upgrade of improve the maintenance of local highway assets across England (outside London); improve access to employment and housing; and develop economic and job creation opportunities.