Work has started on an important new link road as part of the ‘One Horton Heath’ development that will help to relieve traffic pressure at Fair Oak and Horton Heath.
Locally based contractor Mildren Construction, a recognised infrastructure contractor operating predominantly in the South East and South West, commenced work in June 2020 on the £4.5million project that has received funding from Homes England.
A new link road will connect Bubb Lane with Burnetts Lane, just north of the Hedge End to Eastleigh railway line, with new roundabouts at either end of the link road. Work has also begun on a new roundabout on Allington Lane forming the northern access to the development. Both sections of new road are due to be completed in Spring 2021.
Council Leader Cllr Keith House said, “It’s great to see this vitally significant scheme for Horton Heath get underway. Mildren Construction have a good understanding of, and relationship with, the local supply chain and we are keen to work with them to ensure the road construction achieves economic benefits locally.
He added, “This project is further evidence of the Council’s ‘Infrastructure First’ approach. This is the first phase of infrastructure for the new community at Horton Heath and we are ensuring this vital new road infrastructure is in place first to help take traffic away from Burnetts Lane and remove some through traffic in both Fair Oak and Horton Heath.”
Simon French, Managing Director of Mildren Construction said, “Mildren Construction is delighted to be delivering these infrastructure works at One Horton Heath on behalf of Eastleigh Borough Council and we look forward to engaging with the local community and working closely with the local businesses throughout the duration of this project”
Photo caption (right to left) Council Leader Cllr Keith House, Cabinet Lead for Transport Cllr David Airey, Mildren Construction MD Simon French and Infrastructure Manager Kevin Bunday celebrate the start of the construction of the new link road.