Park Gate Interchange
|Park Gate Interchange|
|Location Map ( geo)|
| M27, A27, |
|Junctions related to the A3051|
Park Gate Interchange is junction 9 of the M27. It was built as a quiet suburban access point, but business, retail, industrial and residential developments around it turned it into one of the busiest junctions in the south. Other than the congestion, it is known for the very elongated east-facing slip roads, which were to provide collector-distributor lanes between the junction and a service area that was never built.
The junction forms part of one of few access routes for Whiteley.
Having been the subject of various signalisation schemes, the latest plans are to add a filter lane in the north-eastern corner, and a bus lane on the eastern side of the roundabout. Previous proposals to help unclog this junction included making it a 3-level roundabout.
Since the construction of Whiteley in the 1990s, there has been an aspiration to link Whiteley to the A3051, allowing that road to avoid Park Gate. In the 2000s all of the road signs were replaced with 'A3051' added but painted out. The paint eventually faded and the signs had to be permanently amended. In 2013 that permanent connection was provided, but the renumbering did not happen.
|Portsmouth, Fareham Central|
|Fareham West, Segensworth|
|Solent Business Park, Whiteley||Whiteley Way|
|Botley, Curbridge, Solent Business Park, Whiteley||Whiteley Way.|
|Fareham West (A27), Segensworth||currently A27 spur|