When are the works taking place?
The works will start on Tuesday 23rd April and will take about 4 days to complete, weather permitting.

There will be no weekend working.

What will be done?
We will be repairing the drainage in Castle Road. There will be a road closure at the junction of Castle Road and Hambrook Street and Castle Road and Southsea Terrace. Pedestrians will be diverted.

What impact will it have on me?
Please be advised that any vehicle hindering or obstructing our operations will be moved under the Portsmouth City Council (Highways Maintenance & Public Cleansing) (Temporary Prohibition of Driving & Waiting) (No 04) Order 2018.
Road users are advised to expect some delays and follow signed diversions or use alternative routes where possible. Access for residents and businesses will be maintained.

Footways will be open for pedestrians.

Frequently asked questions

Why are you doing this?
A. We are contracted to maintain the roads and pavements in the city. Castle Road has been highlighted as requiring drainage works to improve the drainage in the road.

Q. What precautions should I take?
A. Please check that you don’t have bitumen on shoes, cycles, or any other items likely to make contact with the surface before entering your property or vehicle. If you do get bitumen on your clothes or shoes, it can be removed with a proprietary cleaner.

Q. Will the work be noisy?
A. A large amount of the work will be noisy however we will take all steps to keep it to a minimum.

Q. Will this affect the bus route?
A. This will not affect the bus routes. 


Colas would like to thank all road users for their patience during these works. We aim to keep disruption to a minimum.