Consultation on proposed changes to Stubbington roundabouts

HAMPSHIRE County Council is asking for comments on its proposals to change the layouts at two Stubbington roundabouts.

Both roundabouts are on the B3334 Gosport Road in the centre of Stubbington, one at the junction with May’s Lane and the other at Stubbington Lane/Stubbington Green.

The aims of the changes are to discourage unnecessary through traffic and encourage walking and cycling once the Stubbington Bypass is open – which is expected in the Spring of next year.

The proposals are to reduce the road widths at the roundabouts, widen pavements and other footways, and increase the number of crossings in order to reduce traffic speeds and improve road safety.

Details including a slide presentation and the online survey form are available HERE, and a paper copy of the survey can be obtained by telephoning 0300 555 1388.

The consultation will close just before midnight on 14 November 2021.

Urging residents and other people who work or travel to and from Stubbington to ‘have their say’, the Deputy Leader of Hampshire County Council and Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment Councillor Rob Humby said: “The county council would like to install measures that the community will support and use.

“The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we travel, and many people are cycling and walking more. This is a critical time to make changes to our roads to support a prosperous, healthy and green recovery from Covid-19 – making it easier for people to sustain healthier lifestyles, while helping to meet the county council’s carbon reduction targets as part of our Climate Change Strategy and supporting the local economy.”

The proposed alterations to the roundabouts will be funded from the Stubbington Bypass scheme, and from the £3.2 million of the Government’s Active Travel fund awarded to the council for a range of measures across the county to create better spaces for walking and cycling.

Image (top): Artist’s impression of the proposed Gosport Road/Stubbington Lane roundabout, looking towards Stubbington Lane. Hampshire County Council, reproduced with permission