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About the Safer Roads Portsmouth Road Scheme

About the Safer Roads Portsmouth Road scheme

Southampton City Council have secured £875k of funding through the third round of the Department for Transport’s Safer Roads Fund. Portsmouth Road is one of 27 sites across the UK benefiting from the Safer Road Fund making safety improvements for all road users. The programme will reduce the risk of collisions which will improve journey time reliability, reducing congestion, journey times and emissions.

The allocation of this funding has been based on data independently surveyed and provided by the Road Safety Foundation on behalf of the Department for Transport. It is a pro-active approach meaning measures are not just based on existing injury accident records but also risk of injury accident as assessed by the Safer Roads Fund. The council was shortlisted for funding in early autumn 2022 and worked with the Road Safety Foundation to submit a bid of measures which meet funding criteria and address known issues in the Portsmouth Road corridor. The funding was allocated in April and since this time we have been working on designs for the specified mitigation measures.

Related Safer Roads Fund measures are also being implemented at the Saltmarsh Road junction with the Itchen Bridge.