DRIVERS AND RESIDENTS across both boroughs are being warned of potential journey distruptions in the area as Hampshire County Council progress their Operation Resilience maintenance schedule this summer.
It will see almost six weeks of roadworks starting tomorrow (July 19) to the last week of August, with work due to take place during off-peak hours to minimise disruption as much as possible.
Highways crews will be undertaking road repairs on Redlands Lane in Fareham from Monday 19 July to Thursday, August 26, as well as resurfacing parts of Henry Cort Way in Gosport from its junction with Redlands Lane, to Tichborne Way, from August 17 to August 22. Signs will be set up advising of the works and, where appropriate, directions for temporary diversions will be in place.
Councillor Russell Oppenheimer, Hampshire County Council’s Executive Member for Highways Operations, said: “This work in Fareham and Gosport is part of our planned road maintenance programme called Operation Resilience – our long-term strategy to ensure Hampshire’s road and bridge network is more resilient to the impact of heavy traffic and adverse weather.
“In this we invest an additional £10 million each year. I would like to reassure local residents and road users that we will do all we can to minimise disturbance and disruption while this work is undertaken and I would like to thank them for their patience and understanding.
“Looking after Hampshire’s network of over 5,500 miles of road is a key priority as we know the positive effect that good road maintenance has on people’s quality of life and the part it plays in supporting the local economy – particularly in current times as we navigate Hampshire’s economic recovery from Covid-19.”
The repairs on Redlands Lane, Fareham will be carried out as follows:
• Monday, July 19, to Friday, July 23 – Preparatory works (including kerb replacement) will be carried out under temporary traffic control between 9.30am & 4pm.
• Monday, July 26, to Tuesday, August 3 – The road will be resurfaced between A27 The Avenue and the junction with Mill Road. This work will be completed under temporary road closure between 9am & 4.30pm.
• Wednesday, August 4, to Saturday, August 7 – NO WORKS. THE ROAD WILL BE OPEN TO ALL TRAFFIC
• Sunday, August 8, to Monday, August 23 – Deeper structural repairs will be carried out between Chamberlain Grove and Upper St Michael’s Grove, with this section of road fully closed each day. Access will be limited to properties within the closed section (including Broadacre Place) during this period.
• Tuesday, August 24, to Thursday, August 26 – Final phase carried out under a temporary road closure between 9am and 4.30pm.
The resurfacing works on Henry Cort Way are expected to take five days to complete and in order to undertake this work safely, it will be necessary to temporarily close the road. All buses will be diverted onto the A32 during this time, therefore public transport users should adjust their journeys accordingly. Details of Hampshire’s Operation Resilience planned maintenance programme available at: www.hants.gov.uk/transport/roadmaintenance/plannedmaintenance.