Roundabout rejected for New Forest crossroads blackspot as safety plan approved

A £450,000 scheme to make a dangerous crossroads safer has been unanimously approved by the national park authority after calls for a roundabout were rejected. The application from Hampshire County Council was to stagger a...

Traffic chaos fears as Somerford roundabout set for five days of roadworks

MOTORISTS fear traffic chaos in Christchurch while BCP Council carries out five days of repairs to Somerford roundabout. The council said it has planned road closures so drivers will not face long delays on the...

Traffic gridlock as jack-knifed lorry and gas works shut part of A36

EMERGENCY gas works and a jack-knifed lorry closed off a stretch of the A36 at Ower in the New Forest this morning (Tuesday). Gridlock was reported shortly before 7.30am as Salisbury Road was shut for...

Police plea for dashcam footage after crashes block M27

AN aquaplaning car is thought to have resulted in crashes involving three vehicles which blocked a stretch of the M27 near Cadnam. Police have asked for witnesses and dashcam footage after the incident, which took...

Challenge to introduction of parking charges in Totton fails to change ‘disappointing’ decision

A CHALLENGE failed to put the brakes on new charges at several Totton car parks after New Forest District Council’s deputy leader refused to change his decision. Conservative Cllr Edward Heron backed the changes at...

It’s all relative as waiting room revamp at Brockenhurst station unveiled by descendant of...

A MAJOR renovation of a waiting room at Brockenhurst railway station has been unveiled by a descendent of the line’s founder. Monica Fulford cut the ribbon on Platform 3’s waiting room which has been re-plastered...

New parking charges approved at Keyhaven to stop lengthy stays by campervans

NEW Forest District Council will introduce new car parking charges at Keyhaven in a bid to prevent campervans staying for weeks at a time. The new charges will be applied to between 25 and 35...
Holmsley Bridge

A year’s repair work on busy A35 bridge set to start in summer

WORK to replace a deteriorating bridge on a major route through the New Forest will begin in the summer, Hampshire County Council has confirmed. The authority is currently in the process of selecting a contractor...

‘Half-hearted’ road markings fail to keep things clear

DRIVERS were left bemused by “useless” road markings painted by workers who appear to have carried out half a job. What should be a clear warning to drivers to “Keep Clear” of a junction box...
Fawley power station

Bridge over Totton railway and A326 dual carriageways among Waterside transport plans

MAJOR spending plans worth at least £140m are being drawn up to cut congestion in the east of the New Forest with a new dual carriageway, town centre railway bridge and reopening the Waterside...
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