Speed Changes for Hampshire Roads

17 January 2012, 05:00 | Updated: 20 January 2012, 06:33

Plans to spend £450,000 changing speed limits on some roads in Hampshire have been approved.

An in-depth review on speed limits on all A and B routes in the county has been agreed by the Executive Member for Environment and Transport on 17 January.

There have been more than 46 fatal or serious crashes on roads in Basingstoke and Deane and Eastleigh boroughs in the last 5 years. 48 routes will now have speed limits changed.

The project will cost £450,000 and will be implemented between 2012 and 2014.

Councillor Mel Kendal, Executive Member for Environment and Transport, said roads are the arteries that keep the economy going and people need to be able to travel on the safely;

"Road safety is a top priority for the County Council and although it is impossible to eliminate the risks of accidents completely, a lower speed limit, in suitable circumstances, can help significantly to reduce the level of risk on appropriate routes.

"We are proud of our record in road safety and will protect our investment in road safety schemes, targeting resources on the basis of a sound evidence base."

Roads listed to be looked at in north Hampshire;

Basingstoke and Deane:
From 320m south of Grove Road roundabout to 630m south east of Bushwarren Lane.
630m south east of Bushwarren Lane to 1840m south east of Bushwarren Lane
From 200m south east Bagmore Lane to The Avenue.
From 140m east of Laverstoke Lane to 1550m east of Laverstoke Lane
From 180m north of Milking Bridge to 470m south of Milking Bridge
From 330m east of B3048 to 740m east of Wells's Lane
From 740m east of Wells's Lane to 220m east of Wells's Lane
From 530m north east of Cross Lane to 880m northeast of Cross Lane
From 330m west of Andwell Lane to 1360m east of Andwell Lane

From 130m east of Riverside to 130m east of Fair Oak Road
From 120m east of Olympic Way to 310m east of Olympic Way
From 200m south east of High Street to 190m south east of Cheriton Avenue