The relief road supports the planned regeneration of Whitehill & Bordon in order to:
- Provide a free flowing alternative to the A325 and relieve traffic congestion on the A325
- Provide access to the new development
- Reduce development traffic flow on the A325 and on surrounding local roads
- Reduce community severance, currently created by heavy traffic flow on the A325
The route of the road will:
- Start to the north of Bordon, on the A325 Farnham Road
- Pass through the MOD area to the west of the town and reconnect with the A325 to the south at the A325 Petersfield Road, Liphook Road and Firgrove Road junction in Whitehill
The road will be a total length of about 2.6 miles (4.1km) and except for a short section of dual carriageway at the northern end will comprise a two way single carriageway with separate provision for pedestrians and cyclists.
The County Council gave its full approval to construct the relief road in January 2015.
Refief road work
Hampshire County Council appointed Raymond Brown Construction to deliver the first phase of the relief road which started on 28 September 2015. Construction of the first phase of the relief road, running east-west through Louisburg Barracks, was completed in October 2016.
The second phase, which will run north-south next to Hogmoor Inclosure started shortly after the completion of phase one and is expected to be completed in 2018. Carillion Civil Engineering are delivering the second phase and progress updates can be found on their dedicated Whitehill & Bordon Relief Road (external link) website.
In addition to the relief road, traffic calming measures along the existing A325 are to be agreed and construction will begin in 2017. The aim of these measures is to draw traffic away from the town centre making the road safer and easier to cross.