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Major new roundabout in Bramley is approved by Hampshire County Council
A NEW roundabout costing more than half-a-million pounds will be built in Bramley.
Hampshire County Council's transport chief Sean Woodward approved a proposal yesterday to build a roundabout at the junction of Sherfield Road and Campbell Road.
The installation will ease congestion that has built up since the completion of the German Road housing development which was granted planning permission by the previous Government's Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in 2007.
The roundabout will cost £510,000 and Hampshire County Council said work should start in January 2014, and take 20 weeks to complete.
The county council also agreed to extend Sherfield Road's 40mph speed limit 80 metres further east towards Sherfield-on-Loddon to reduce vehicle speed approaching the roundabout.
In a statement Cllr Woodward said: “This new roundabout will be a welcome benefit and will improve access for local residents in and out of Campbell Road. Safety will also be improved at this junction by reducing the speed of traffic on Sherfield Road on the approach to the new roundabout.
“Access to the adjacent bus stop/shelter will also be improved especially for the elderly, mobility impaired and children in push chairs, by the addition of dropped kerbed crossings with tactile paving.”
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