FURTHER roadworks on the A33 are due to get underway next week.

The latest stretch of work by Hampshire County Council will take place at the junction of the A33 with Thornhill Way and Lillymill Chine and is due to get underway on Monday, 11 February.

The majority of work will be undertaken during the daytime off-peak period with resurfacing carried out overnight to minimise disruption to traffic on the key road.

Construction is due to be completed by the summer.

Councillor Rob Humby, executive member for environment and transport for Hampshire County Council, said: “These works will involve widening Thornhill Way to provide an additional right-turn lane, junction resurfacing and the renewal of the traffic signals. By adding an additional lane, we can improve the flow of traffic on the A33 and reduce journey times.

“The A33 corridor is a key strategic route for Basingstoke, providing a link between A339 Ringway, the M4 and Reading. These works are designed, delivered and resourced by Hampshire County Council with funding support from the Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership.”

This £1.35 million scheme is a further stage in Hampshire County Council’s ongoing works with a bid to increase capacity and reduce congestion on the A33 through Basingstoke.

Hampshire County Council has awarded the contract to carry out the works to Mildren Construction Ltd.

For more information, go to hants.gov.uk/transport/transportschemes/a33thornhillwayjunction.