COPNOR ROAD - Burrfields Road to Copnor Bridge


Colas, working on behalf of Portsmouth City Council, plan to carry out road resurfacing works in Copnor Road, between Burrfields Road and Copnor Bridge.

When are the works taking place?
Preparatory works will start on Tuesday 28th May. Our working hours will be 07:30—18:00 during the day and between 20:00 – 06:00 at night. There will be a night road closure from Monday 10th June, to allow the road to be resurfaced. These works will take up to 6 weeks to complete, weather permitting.

What will be done?
We will be resurfacing Copnor Road under a road closure. Access for residents will be maintained and assisted by our Traffic Management operatives, however there may be some minor delays whilst we surface across road entrances.

What impact will it have on me?
Due to the nature of the works, there will be road closures in place which will have clear, signed diversions.
Road users are advised to expect delays and use alternative routes where possible.  Please also allow extra time for journeys. 
Access for residents and businesses will be maintained where possible, however there may be some minor delays. Footways will be open for pedestrians.

Should the dates change due to weather restrictions, we will send you further communications. We will also update our website and Twitter page.

Frequently asked questions

Why are you doing this?
A. We are contracted to maintain the roads and pavements in the city. Copnor Road has been highlighted as requiring resurfacing works to increase the longevity and safety of 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 surfaces 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. The closure of Copnor Road from 20.00 will affect First Bus Service 2 and Stagecoach Service 21. The diversion will be Tangier Road-Eastern Road and Burrfields Road in both directions omitting all bus stops between Copnor Bridge and Stubbington Avenue. For further information contact First Bus on 0345 646 0707 or Stagecoach on 0334 121 0190.


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