Colas, working on behalf of Portsmouth City Council, plan to carry out road works in Craneswater Avenue.

When are the works taking place?
The works will start on Monday 22nd July and will take up to 1 week to complete, weather permitting. Our working hours during the day will be 7:30am—5:00pm. There will be no weekend working.

What will be done? 
We will be resurfacing Craneswater Avenue under a full road closure. Diversions will be clearly signposted.

What impact will it have on me?
There will be no on-street parking during the working hours. Please be advised that any vehicle hindering or obstructing our operations will be moved under the Portsmouth City Council (Highway Maintenance & Public Cleansing) (Temporary Prohibition of Driving, Loading & Waiting) (No 04) Order 2018.

Road users are advised to expect some delays and use alternative routes where possible. Please also allow extra time for journeys. 

We will endeavour to maintain vehicular access for residents and businesses, however, this may be restricted at times. 

Footways will be open for pedestrians.


Frequently asked questions

Q. Why are you doing this?
A. We are contracted to maintain the roads and pavements in the city. Craneswater Avenue has been highlighted as requiring resurfacing works to increase the longevity 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 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. No, buses will not be affected.

Q. Where can I find out more information about this work?
A. Our Twitter page is updated daily with information about work in your area. Please follow @ColasPortsmouth.

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