Council has £4m for A325

By Farnham Herald in Local People

WHITEHILL and Bordon is set to get another injection of county funding as Hampshire plans to invest £209m in roads and infrastructure.

Hampshire County Council plans to invest the money over the next three years to improve roads and infrastructure, as part of proposals approved by the executive member for environment and transport Rob Humby. Most of the cash will be spent in Fareham, but £4m is earmarked for work on the A325 road in Bordon.

“This planned investment programme would see us make use of Government grants, bids and developer contributions over the next three years to improve transport infrastructure for people who live and work in Hampshire,” he said.

“The number of new schemes planned demonstrates the county council’s ability and experience in successfully leveraging national funds for the benefit of Hampshire. Our capacity and expertise allows us to deliver a large-scale, high-quality programme of improvements, which will also attract economic growth and spend in the county.”

Major highway schemes make up half of the proposed investment (£100m). As well as in Fareham, these include projects in Farnborough Basingstoke and Nursling.

All the schemes are designed to relieve congestion, improve safety and journey times and unlock economic growth.

Road-and-bridge maintenance makes up the other £108m of the planned budget, which will be spent on highways maintenance, including potholes and resurfacing.

Any remaining budget is set aside for the county’s flood-risk and coastal-defence programme.

Mr Humby said: “We are acutely aware that Hampshire’s highway network is critical to the economic success of Hampshire - which is a significant contributor to the national economy.”

A final decision on the council’s capital and revenue budget 2017-2018 will be made on Thursday.

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Harrumph. · 185 days ago · Report

Shame they can't fund the railway line extension into Bordon with any new money available. That would reduce a lot of pressure on the roads from the thousands of new homes being built here. Maybe this option needs revisiting?

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