So after spending millions on the roundabout to improve the traffic flow HCC are now going to stick a pedestrian crossing - albeit a puffin - smack dab at the end of the A27 as it enters/exits the roundabout. Without being given a reason it just smacks of sheer lunacy, they are at it AGAIN, wasting our money. If they want to use a spare puffin up, put it where it has been asked for on numerous occasions, at least 3 petitions ago - AT THE OAST AND SQUIRE PUB.
And on to the next set of hold-ups that are intended to "improve the capacity of the A27".
Article in The News
They still don't seem to have twigged that the road structure as it is at the moment is totally incapable of enough improvement to even cope with the current traffic load. Will this make it anywhere near capable of coping with the additional 10,000 houses planned for Fareham in the foreseeable future? There isn't the room in our fair borough to have a roadsystem capable of taking us through to 2036 without major upheaval, just have a look at the way that our major road system has hardly changed since 1913.
Ignore the date on the video, I need to reset it on the camera.
Out of interest I tried counting the number of traffic lights that are being installed at St.Margaret’s roundabout but kept forgetting where I had got to after about 25 sets so I video'd it instead.
Just look for the orange bags up poles. I think that I got to 30 sets either on or directly adjacent to the roundabout itself i.e. close enough to have an affect on traffic flow.
I did this in light of the article in the Daily Mail about turning traffic lights off to help improve traffic flow. "Turn traffic lights OFF if you want to cut jams: Councils are told to curb their parking restrictions and 'anti-car' attitude"
Residents living in Southampton Road, Fern Way and Titchfield Park Road
in Segensworth, Fareham have started a petition opposing the plans to
create the dual carriageway between Segensworth and St Margaret’s
Link to The News article
05-10-2015Link to Works Summary
The proposals aim to;
31-09-2015Link to Works Summary
The proposals aim to;
Link to works summary
The proposals aim to improve the management of traffic, ease congestion at peak times, and improve pedestrian and cycle facilities. The scheme includes:
As with Peel Common this scheme also started on the 17th of August but unlike that scheme they have actually stated an end date of 22nd of May 2016. Many cones were laid then but very little seemed to happen for the first four or five weeks but things have quickened since then. It will be interesting to see if either of these schemes finish on time and to budget.
Once this scheme is under way we then have the rest of the A27 "improvements" coming theoretically improving through traffic and reducing congestion, although nobody seems to certain about what will happen at the Quay Street roundabout and the junction with the A32. Possibly the Stubbington by-pass will assist here but that has still to be funded and approved.
HCC report is here and the SLEP business case is here. These links also apply to modifications along the whole of the A27 from St Margaret's through to the Railway Station. PDF file 1.3MB