IMPROVEMENTS to transport infrastructure across the county is said to be "on track" despite the pandemic.

Hampshire County Council says that its £150 million schemes to improve transport across the region is on track for 2021 - 2022.

A report on progress considered by the Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment, Councillor Rob Humby highlighted how the programme has moved to further the County Council’s work towards tackling climate change.

Councillor Humby described the progress as “good news for Hampshire residents and businesses" with the report also highlighting that meeting existing and future challenges will involve building on collaborative working arrangements with contractors and stakeholders.

He added: "It’s an extensive programme of countywide capital investment and the number and wide range of schemes within it is impressive, particularly considering the funding pressures that local authorities continue to face.

“I am delighted to see that across the Economy, Transport and Environment Department, we are able to continue to build for the future using sustainable means and construct schemes that will support Hampshire’s climate change targets to be Carbon Neutral by 2050 and resilient to a two-degrees rise in temperature.”