A MAJOR road in Hampshire is set to be made safer with new £1.5m funding.

The A32 in Fareham is planned to be made safer as Hampshire council have received funding to improve the road.

The carriageway of the A32 Fareham Road near Wych Lane will be made wider to create a new right turn lane.

The route links Fareham to Gosport and the new right turn filter lane will be around 50m long, will widen the existing southbound carriage way by 3m and 80m in length.

Three trees will be removed to make this possible and will be replaced with six new ones.

Plans also include, new traffic signals, upgrading the existing traffic control, resurfacing and new line markings.

Deputy leader of Hampshire County Council Rob Humby said: “Our team has reviewed the accident data along the A32 corridor and identified the Wych Lane junction as being in need of specific safety measures.

"We put this scheme forward for national funding, and I am pleased that we have received £1.581 million to cover the cost of these works from the Department for Transport’s Safer Roads Fund.”

It comes as the road is marked as one of the most high risk roads in the country.

Work is due to start early in 2021 and set to be completed by spring/summer 2021.