MAJOR improvements to a key road have now been completed after months of disruption for motorists.

Hampshire County Council has been working on a scheme which aims to improve traffic flow and journey times on the A33 at the road’s junction with Thornhill Way and Lillymill Chine which has now concluded.

Improvements to the junction cost £1.35 million and was part of a major programme to increase capacity and reduce congestion on the A33 in Basingstoke which has previously included work at the Great Binfields and Crockford Roundabouts.

Councillor Rob Humby, deputy leader of the county council and executive member for economy, transport and environment, said: “These works involved localised widening to allow the traffic signals to give additional time to the A33 to improve traffic flows and reduce journey times on this important arterial route.

“New lower voltage traffic signals have also been installed and the road surfaced renewed to help save energy and improve network resilience.

“The A33 corridor is a key strategic route for Basingstoke, providing a link between A339 Ringway, the M4 and Reading.

“These works have been designed, delivered and resourced by Hampshire County Council with funding support from the EM3 Local Enterprise Partnership.”

The work was part of an ongoing, wide-reaching project rolled out by the county council, which will see millions of pounds spent across the borough improving the road network.

As part of the wider scheme of works across Basingstoke, there are to be improvements made to the Brighton Hill Roundabout, the Thornycroft Roundabout as well as changes to the Popley Way junction with the A339 Aldermaston Road Roundabout.

To find out more about the multimillion scheme to improve roads in Basingstoke and where work will take place, go to