A34 Easton Lane Signalisation
Part of our programme of improvements (generally with value <£10m)
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Thank you for your cooperation and patience during the recent A34 Easton Lane signal works.
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Where was the project located?
The works were carried out at the Winnall roundabout, where the A34 meets the M3 at junction 9 near Winchester, Hampshire. The A34 and M3 are key routes for road users travelling between the south, the midlands and London.
Why was the scheme needed?
The prior layout of the junction suffered from severe congestion at peak times. The improvements will help to relieve congestion for traffic using the junction, improve the safety of the roundabout and help stimulate the local economy.
These works are part of the national pinch point programme, which forms part of the UK government's growth initiative, outlined during the Chancellor's Autumn Statement in November 2011.
What work was carried out?
The following improvements have been made at the junction:
- Widening Easton Lane to three lanes at the approach to the Winnall roundabout and installing traffic lights
- Installing an additional stop line and traffic lights on west side of the roundabout just prior to Easton Lane
- Widening the eastern side of the roundabout to three lanes by removing a section of the splitter island (adjacent to the Spitfire link)
- Realigning the road markings on the southern bridge to provide three lanes to match the northern bridge
New traffic lights (at the top of Easton Lane and on the west side of the roundabout) became operational in early December. A period of monitoring took place to ensure that the phasing of the lights was as efficient as possible at keeping traffic flowing.
We would like to thank drivers for their cooperation during the improvement work at the M3/A34 junction.
How did this benefit road users?
The scheme aimed to reduce congestion and journey times for road users and improve the safety of the Winnall roundabout.
How do I find out more information ?
If you have any queries about this project you should contact the Highways Agency Information Line by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0300 123 5000.