CONSTRUCTION firm Skanska is to take over construction of the Whitehill and Bordon relief road.
Following the collapse of the original contractors, multi-national company Carillion, Hampshire County Councils executive member for environment and transport, Councillor Rob Humby, has announced the new contract.
He said: Our first priority is to ensure the completion of the southern section of the relief road from the A325/Firgrove Road roundabout to Junction Two to allow access to the first phase of new housing.
We have made arrangements with Skanska to complete this work and will begin detailed programme discussions with them next week.
We will be able to provide further updates following this. I would like to reassure residents that there is no doubt the relief road will be completed and we are developing our options for the northern section.
I would also like to reiterate Hampshire County Councils commitment to the successful regeneration of Whitehill and Bordon which, with the new relief road, includes the Future Skills Centre and the new school building for Mill Chase Academy, all of which promise to make Whitehill and Bordon a vibrant community for future generations.
The 27m relief road will be approximately 2.6 miles or 4.1km long when completed and will reduce traffic on the current A325 road.
Except for a short section of dual carriageway at its northern end, it will comprise a two-way single carriageway to the western side of the town.
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