What will be done?
Colas, working on behalf of Portsmouth City Council, plan to carry out resurfacing works to a section of Tangier Road under a full road closure. Diversions will be clearly signposted. This work will be carried out for a period of up to 4 weeks starting from 14th October 2019.
When are the works taking place?
The works will start on Monday 14th October and will take up to 4 weeks to complete, weather permitting.
Week one and two of the scheme will be preparatory works which will be carried out during the night with no road closures. The working hours for the preparatory works is 19:30pm-5:00am.
Planing and resurfacing works will begin on Monday 28th October (Week 3) and will be the main works which consists of planing and resurfacing. This part of the scheme will be carried out at night under a full road closure to minimise disruption to traffic. Week 4 will be the final week of the scheme, where line markings will be applied to the new surface.
There will be no weekend working. Dates and times may be subject to change due to adverse weather conditions.
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 (LCR Resurfacing - Various Roads) (Temporary Prohibition of Driving, Loading and Waiting) (No.121) Order 2019.
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 will be restricted at times.
Footways will be open for pedestrians.
Due to the nature of our works, there will be a single lane closure on the Eastern Road Northbound and Southbound carriageway to prevent traffic flow into Tangier Road.
1—Stanley Avenue to Portsmouth College
This section of the road will be planed and surfaced between the hours of 7:30pm to 5:00am on Monday 28th October and Tuesday 29th October.
2—Eastern Road to Portsmouth College
This section of the road will be planed and surfaced between the hours of 7:30pm to 5:00am on Wednesday 30th October, Thursday 31st October and Friday 1st November.
1 & 2—Stanley Avenue to Eastern Road
There will be partial road closures from the week commencing the 4th November to complete any outstanding line markings.
Full Road Closures
The highlighted section of Tangier Road will be under a full road closure during our working hours. There will also be single lane closures on the Eastern Road to prevent traffic flow into Tangier Road. There will be no left turn on the Northbound carriageway and no right turn on the Southbound carriageway during our working hours.
Frequently asked questions
Q. Why are you doing this?
A. We are contracted to maintain the roads and pavements in the city. Tangier 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. Buses will not be affected by these works.
Where can I find out more information about this work?
For more information you can contact us on 023 92 310900. 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.