£13 Million To Improve Hampshire's Roads

The Highways Agency is going to spend £13million on improving Hampshire's roads between 2013 - 2015.

They say the improvements will boost the economy, reduce congestion and improve safety in the South East.

The regional schemes are part of a £217 million national programme to remove bottlenecks and keep traffic moving on England's motorways and major A roads. Many of the improvements will be delivered in 2013 and 2014, and they will all be completed by March 2015.

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said: 

"These £217 million road improvements prove the Government's determination to accelerate growth and cut congestion. 

"Keeping traffic moving is vital to securing prosperity. By removing bottlenecks and improving access to local enterprise zones, key international trading ports and communities, these road schemes will help get people to and from work and power the economy. They also have the potential to help deliver more than 300,000 new jobs and 150,000 new homes." 

In the South East, the schemes comprise:  

-M27 junction 5 improvement, Eastleigh 

-M20 junctions 6 to 7 improvement, Maidstone 

-A27 Ford Roundabout improvement, Arundel

-A404 Bisham roundabout improvement, Maidenhead 

-M27 junction 3 improvement, Southampton 

-A34/M3 junction 9 Easton Lane improvement, Winchester 

-A3 Ham Barn roundabout improvement 

-M3 junction 6 and Black Dam improvement, Basingstoke 

These improvement schemes form part of the Government's growth initiative outlined during the Chancellor's Autumn Statement in November 2011. 

Funds have been allocated to the Highways Agency to undertake focused improvements to the strategic road network. 

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