Plans to replace Hurn Roundabout with a new, bigger roundabout to the east of the existing site have changed due to land acquisition issues.
A smaller, revised scheme – entirely within the area of the existing road – has been designed and is due to start construction on 21 May 2018, and last for 17 weeks to mid-September.
It is acknowledged that this scheme will not deliver the same level of improvement in traffic flow and journey times as the original scheme, but it will still:
- improve vehicle movements around the roundabout, especially HGVs, which will help keep traffic flowing through the junction
- improve walking and cycling links in the area
- improve the bridge for horse riders
Work will be off-peak with a mix of traffic management, including stop/go and narrowed lane widths in order to maintain traffic flows. There will be occasions when temporary three-way lights and night closures are needed.