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Works begins at Rusty Cutter

15 October 2010


The South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) is to begin the improvement works at the Bedhampton roundabout (also know as the Rusty Cutter roundabout) in Havant next week. The works will allow the development of the nearby Harts Farm Way site to create an area for new business units, which are expected to create up to 800 jobs. It will also improve congestion at the roundabout.

The scheme is a joint project by SEEDA, Havant Borough Council, Hampshire County Council and the Highways Agency. The funding for the project has been provided by Havant Borough Council. SEEDA has completed the design for the scheme and appointed contractors to undertake the works at the roundabout.

The improvements works are expected to take approximately six to nine months to complete.

The Rt Hon David Willetts MP for Havant, said: “Unlocking access to the Harts Farm Way site is a key step towards a development that we sincerely hope will bring hundreds of much needed jobs to Havant. I’d like to thank all the partners involved in the project for making this happen.”

Pam Alexander, Chief Executive Officer of SEEDA, said: “The improvement works at the Rusty Cutter roundabout are a great step forward in supporting the growth of the local economy in Havant. It will help the creation of jobs and provide a firm basis for future investment opportunities in the area. SEEDA is proud to be leading this development, which would have not been possible without the strong relationship with our partners." 

Cllr Jenny Wride, Portfolio Holder for Highways and Transportation at Havant Borough Council, said “I am delighted that this work is to go ahead at last.   In addition to opening up developments opportunities in the Harts Farm Way area, the improvements on the Rusty Cutter Roundabout will provide safe crossing points for both pedestrians and cyclists.   Families in the West Bedhampton area have long had safety concerns about their children traversing this roundabout to reach local schools and will welcome the completion of this work.”

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