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

When are the works taking place?
The works will start on Monday 1st April and will take up to 4 weeks to complete, weather permitting.  Our working hours during the day for the preparation works will be 7:30am—4:00pm and will take about 3-5 days.  We will then complete the work during the night between 7:30pm - 4:30am. There will be no weekend working.

What will be done?
We will be resurfacing Isambard Brunel Road under a full road closure. Access to Isambard Brunel Road will be closed via Greetham Street and Alec Rose Lane.  Diversions will  be signposted through the city via Station Street and Winston Churchill Avenue.

What impact will it have on me?
Due to the nature of the works, there will be a road closure in place which will have clear, signed diversions.
Road users are advised to expect some delays and use alternative routes where possible.  Please also allow extra time for journeys. 
Access for residents and businesses will be maintained however there may be some minor delays. 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. Isambard Brunel Road 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. Buses will be diverted during our working hours. We are working closely with the bus operators to keep disruption to a minimum, but please contact First Bus on 0345 6460707 and Stagecoach on 0345 121 0190 for more information.

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. Alternatively, you can contact us on 02392 310900.


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