Colas, working on behalf of Portsmouth City Council, will be carrying out resurfacing works to a small section of Havant Road.
What will be done?
This work will be carried out over a period of up to 3 weeks starting from Monday 7th October 2019. Week 1 will be the preparatory works under a single lane closure during the day. Week 2 will be the main works of planing and resurfacing of the road. This will be carried out at night under a full road closure to minimise disruption to traffic. Week 3 will also be carried out at night for lining and completion of the scheme.
When are the works taking place?
Preparatory works will start on Monday 7th October 2019 under single lane closures. Our working hours will be 9:30am-3:30pm.
Planing and Resurfacing works will start on Monday 14th October 2019 under full road closures (see map to right). Our working hours will be 9:00pm-5:00am. There will be no weekend working. Dates and times may be subject to change due to weather conditions.
What impact will it have on me?
There is only a small amount of parking on Havant Road affected by these works. Please ensure you do not park in this area as cars will need to be moved under the Portsmouth City Council (Highway Maintenance & Public Cleansing) (Temporary Prohibition of Driving, Loading & Waiting) (No 04) Order 2019. to enable the works to be carried out.
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.
Schedule of planing and resurfacing
Night 1—Monday 14th October 2019 This section of the road will be planed and surfaced between the hours of 9:00pm to 5:00am.
Night 2—Tuesday 15th October 2019 This section of the road will be planed and surfaced between the hours of 9:00pm to 5:00am.
Night 3—Wednesday 16th October 2019 This section of the road will be planed and surfaced between the hours of 9:00pm to 5:00am.
Night 4—Thursday 17th October 2019 This section of the road will be planed and surfaced between the hours of 9:00pm to 5:00am.
Full Road Closures
There will be full road closures in place starting Monday 14th October 2019. The Eastern Road will be closed from Fitzherbert Road (Sainsburys). The bottom of Farlington Avenue will be closed. There will be access to properties on Farlington Avenue between Havant Road and Eveleigh Road with assistance from Traffic Management operatives. Havant Road will be closed just East of Farlington Avenue to Galt Road.
Frequently asked questions
Q. Why are you doing this?
A. We are contracted to maintain the roads and pavements in the city. Havant Road has been highlighted as requiring resurfacing works to increase the longevity of the road.
Q. What precautions should I take?
A. Do not walk or cycle on the newly laid surface, if you do then please check that you don’t have bitumen on your shoes or cycle. If 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 at night.
Q. Will the work be noisy?
A. There will be some aspects of this work which will be noisy, mostly during the planing 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.
Q. Will this affect the bus route?
A. Yes, bus routes will be affected. The Service 21 last 4 journeys from Havant and the last 5 journeys from Portsmouth will be diverted. The Service 23 last 9 journeys from Portsmouth and the last 6 journeys from Havant will be diverted. Please contact Stagecoach for diversion information on 0345 121 0190.
Colas would like to thank all road users for their patience during these works. We aim to keep disruption to a minimum.