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£6.7 million investment from Enterprise M3 will make journeys easier in Farnborough

Enterprise M3 has earmarked £6.7 million for plans to increase capacity and reduce traffic congestion in Farnborough, as well as improving walking and cycling connections.

The finance from the Local Growth Fund is the main contributor to Hampshire County Council’s £8.7 million traffic and transport infrastructure improvement projects. The remainder is made up of developer contributions.

A scheme at Lynchford Road was given the go ahead by Councillor Rob Humby, Executive Member for Environment and Transport at Hampshire County Council, at his recent Decision Day meeting.

Councillor Humby considered a report on the project and agreed detailed design could go forward on the section from the A331 roundabout to and including St Alban’s roundabout.

he said: “This area suffers from congestion at busy times, and these  improvements are designed to increase capacity and reduce delays.  I’m grateful for the opportunity I’ve had to meet with the local community and Wavell School to hear their views first hand.

“I’m also grateful for the input from our colleagues at Rushmoor Borough Council.  We have taken their suggestions, particularly around environmental elements, on board.

“I’d like to reassure local businesses and residents that we are committed to working with them to make sure their views are heard on improvements to the public realm in North Camp Village centre, and while work is underway, that disruption is kept to a minimum. We are determined to provide a high quality solution, including improving connections for those cycling and walking, which balances transport needs with the views of the local community.”

Preliminary survey work to identify utilities equipment and undertake a drainage survey is now underway.