Hampshire County Council’s highway improvement works, to improve capacity and reduce congestion on the A33 in Basingstoke, will be scaled back, to ease traffic disruption for the busy Christmas shopping period.
The reduced site work between Crockford and Ringway Roundabout will start from Friday 7 December and continue until Monday 4 January 2018. This will mean less disruption and suspended lane closures until the New Year. However, narrowed lanes with cones and barriers will remain in place, as some work will continue adjacent to the road, up until 22 December.
Hampshire County Council’s Executive member for Environment and Transport, Councillor Rob Humby, said: “I am pleased to see that work along the A33 is progressing well and is on schedule. With the busy festive season approaching, the A33 works will be significantly reduced in the run up to Christmas, to minimise traffic delays for Christmas shoppers visiting Basingstoke. I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a merry Christmas, and thank them for their continuing patience while these important improvement works are being carried out.”
Once complete, the finished scheme will include:
• Widened existing approach roads. • Wider roundabouts.
• New traffic lights installed on the roundabout to allow people to enter the roundabouts more easily.
• existing pedestrian and cycle facilities and connections upgraded
• Improved drainage.