Improved transport connectivity is key to delivering the economic growth aspirations for the Solent area. The Transport Delivery Plan (TDP), which was published in 2013, identifies the prioritised transport schemes and interventions across national and local transport networks needed to support growth until 2026.
Since the TDP was published, significant transport investment has been secured for the Solent area. In July 2014, the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) secured investment for a number of transport schemes on the local transport network, through their first round Local Growth Deal with Government.
The December 2014 Autumn Statement confirmed funding for a number of Highways Agency infrastructure improvements to the M3 and M27 Motorways and complimentary schemes on the local road network. This is part of the Government's £15 billion investment programme in the Strategic Road Network over the period from 2015 to 2021.
Looking forward, plans are in place to secure further transport investment for the Solent area. The Solent LEP has outlined its future priorities for transport investment over the period to 2021 in its Strategic Economic Plan, to support jobs and housing growth. In addition, the Highways Agency and Network Rail are developing medium to longer term investment plans for the strategic road and rail networks.
All recent, existing and proposed major transport schemes over £1 million in the Solent area are shown on the map below. Please click on the links for further details on individual schemes or click Projects page.
The Transport for South Hampshire (TfSH) website has been retained as an archive of the historic work of the Partnership. This includes a number of studies and reports back to 2007, when the Partnership was established. Click here to access the TfSH website.