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Lake Road


Closing Date : 31/03/2023


Opening Date : 28/09/2020


Contact:

Name: Project Management Office

Email: sehrt@portsmouthcc.gov.uk


Overview of the scheme

Lake Road is a busy east-west route from the city centre to the residential areas of Landport and Fratton. This route experiences congestion at peak times, especially in the morning.

These proposals support Portsmouth’s Local Transport Strategy and would provide benefits for all road users, offering safer walking and cycling routes while bus priority measures will ease congestion and will help keep buses running on time.

What is proposed and why

Lake Road is a busy east-west route from the city centre to the residential areas of Landport and Fratton. This route experiences congestion at peak times, especially in the morning. It is a key route for many bus services travelling in and out of the city, and forms part of a popular cycling route.

Public transport infrastructure improvements will save time on journeys, and improvements to the roundabout will make it safer for people walking and cycling.

To improve this area of the city we are proposing to:

  • Add a new westbound bus lane for buses and taxis between Lake Road roundabout and Cornmill Roundabout
  • Improve the existing roundabout to provide safer and more direct crossing facilities for people walking and cycling
  • Add dedicated cycle paths along Lake Road with cycle segregation, west of the roundabout
  • Improve the landscaping in the area to make it greener and more pleasant

The use of private hire vehicles in these bus lanes is subject to a trial which will be conducted in early 2022.

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Consultation

Our consultation period for this scheme is now closed. It was open from 17 December 2021 to 31 January 2022, and the feedback we received will will help us decide where to make specific improvements to this route, and how best to implement these changes. This page will be updated with a link to the results when these are available.

Next, we will collate and analyse the responses, before releasing a detailed plan for the area. This will then be taken to Portsmouth City Council for approval to proceed, then a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) will be applied for. This is a legal tool to introduce most traffic management controls on roads and is used to regulate, restrict or prohibit the use of a road, or any part of the width of a road, by vehicle traffic or pedestrians. A TRO may take effect at all times, or during specified periods, and may not affect all classes of traffic. Find out more about TROs at our Portsmouth.gov.uk site.

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