GOLDSMITH AVENUE AND MILTON ROAD

Safety Notice
DO NOT WALK ON THE NEWLY LAID, HOT SURFACE
Please take care when walking on the surface as it may take time to fully cool.
 If you walk or cycle on the road and you get bitumen on your clothes or shoes, it can be removed with a proprietary cleaner.
Look out for your pets walking on the new surface especially when walking your dog.


COVID-19
Please help us stay safe and continue working during the pandemic. We have reviewed the way we work to keep the public and staff safe. If you are near where we are working, please maintain social distancing and follow the signage.


Colas, on behalf of Portsmouth City Council, plan to carry out resurfacing works in Goldsmith Avenue and Milton Road. 

Goldsmith Avenue

Tuesday 1 September — Fri 4 September
9:30am—3:30pm
Day works

Preparatory works

No road closure and no parking restrictions

Monday 7 September — Fri 11 September
8pm-6am
Night works*

Resurfacing works

Road closure and parking
restrictions

*Priory Crescent and Winter Road will be closed at the junction with Goldsmith Avenue on Monday 7 September for one night. Goldsmith Avenue will remain open under temporary traffic signals.

 

Milton Road

Tuesday 1 September—Friday 2 October
9:30am—3:30pm
Day works

Preparatory works

No road closure and no parking restrictions

Monday 14 September
8pm-6am
Goldsmith Avenue to Locksway Road
Night works

Resurfacing works

Road closure and parking restrictions

Tuesday 15 September
8pm-6am
Locksway Road Roundabout
Night works

Resurfacing works

Temporary traffic signals to allow access to Locksway Road only

Wednesday 16 September—Tuesday 22 September
8pm-6am
Locksway Road to Priory Crescent
Night works

Resurfacing works

Road closure and parking restrictions

Wednesday 23 September—Friday 2 October 
8pm-6am
Priory Crescent to Velder Avenue
Night works

Resurfacing works

Road closure and parking restrictions

 

Bus information:
Service 1 (First Bus):
Goldsmith Avenue between Milton Road/Priory Crescent from 8 September to 11
September, diversion via Winter Road and Devonshire Avenue in both directions from 20:00 to 06:00.

Service 2 (First Bus):
Milton Road between Goldsmith Avenue/Priory Crescent from 14 September to 22 September diversion via Goldsmith Avenue and Priory Crescent in both directions from 20:00 to 06:00.

Milton Road between Priory Crescent/Velder Avenue from 23 September to 2 Octoberdiversion via Rodney Road, Fratton Way and Goldsmith Avenue in both directions from 20:00 to 06:00.  

Please note
Some aspects of this work will be noisy, mostly the excavation of the road surface. There will also be bleepers from our vehicles when reversing, these are mandatory for health and safety reasons. We will endeavour to keep all noise to a minimum and your patience on this matter is appreciated.

 

Frequently asked questions

Q. What impact could the roadworks have on me?
A. There will be no on-street parking in Goldsmith Avenue and Milton Road that we are working in during excavation, surfacing and road markings. Please be advised that any vehicle hindering or obstructing our operations will need to be moved. Please park your vehicle in an alternative location such as on neighbouring streets to help us complete the work quickly.

Q. Why are you doing this?
A. We are contracted to maintain the roads and pavements in the city. Goldsmith Avenue and Milton Road have been highlighted as requiring resurfacing works to increase the longevity of the road.

Q. What precautions should I take during the roadworks?
A. Do not walk or cycle on the newly laid, hot surface. If you do then please check that you don’t have bitumen on your shoes or cycle. In the event that you do get bitumen on your clothes or shoes, it can be removed with a proprietary cleaner. Please also look out for your pets walking on the new surface especially cats who may be out roaming around.

Q. Will the work be noisy?
A. Some aspects of this work will be noisy, mostly the excavation of the road surface which starts on Monday 7 September. There will also be bleepers from our vehicles when reversing, these are mandatory for health and safety reasons. We will endeavour to keep all noise to a minimum and your patience on this matter is appreciated.


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