PRELIMINARY survey work is being undertaken on the Brighton Hill Roundabout ahead of its £18.6m revamp.

As previously reported in The Gazette, Hampshire County Council is set to carry out an the scheme in a bid to improve traffic flow on the Brighton Hill Roundabout and the A30 corridor as a whole.

The improvements are designed to increase capacity and reduce congestion at peak times on the A30.

The main works are scheduled to begin in 2020.

The survey work, which is needed to establish more precise locations of underground utility equipment, started with verges and footways on January 2 and will move on to the main carriageway on Monday for two weeks.

This will mean overnight lane closures will be in place on Brighton Hill Roundabout and its approach arms between 10pm and 6am on week nights, from January 7 until Tuesday, 22 January, for the safety of the workforce and the public.

Councillor Rob Humby, executive member for environment and transport at Hampshire County Council, said: “This is the first part of work that needs to be done ahead of the main scheme.

“Once the scheme is finished it will not only ease congestion at busy times of day and improve safety but also provide people with more opportunities to walk and cycle, making day to day travel easier for local residents and commuters in the area.”

The Brighton Hill scheme is part of multi-million pound package of transport improvements in the Basingstoke area, which has included improvements on the A340 at the Thornycroft Roundabout / Aldermaston Road and the A33 at Popley Way, Crockford Roundabout, Ringway Junction, Binfields Roudabout and Taylors Farm Roundabout.

The improvements at Brighton Hill Roundabout have been proposed and designed by Hampshire County Council, and are jointly funded with the Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership.

For more details about the survey work and the road closures around the work being carried out go to