Urgent structural repair works to fix landslip on A334

Hampshire County Council will be carrying out urgent repair work to fix a landslip on the A334, Charles Watts Way, at Hedge End

Oct 20 2023

Landslip on A334 Hedge End Charles Watts Way

Following a significant collapse earlier this year, work will begin shortly to repair and strengthen the embankment. This work is essential to prevent any further deterioration that could be exacerbated by colder, wetter, winter weather. 

The repair work will require a 14-week eastbound lane closure on the A334 with a signed diversion in place. Traffic will be diverted via Kanes Hill A27 to Junction 8 of the M27, with a separate diversion route for non-motorway traffic.

Councillor Nick Adams-King, the County Council’s Executive Lead Member for Universal Services, said: “This issue needs to be fixed now to ensure this busy route can remain useable for the longer term. The work has been scheduled ahead of the winter months to avoid further damage to the embankment. I recognise that this complex repair will cause some disruption in the run up to the busy Christmas period, but this work is essential to keep the road safe. We are asking road users to leave more time if they need to travel in this area and plan their journeys accordingly. I would like to thank everyone for their patience whilst our contractor completes this work as quickly as possible.”

From late October, vegetation clearance will start ahead of the repair works, which are due to begin from Friday 10 November 2023. 

Further information about the scheme together with mapped diversion routes and updates about the planned timescales of traffic management arrangements are available on the County Council webpages at: https://www.hants.gov.uk/transport/transportschemes/a334-embankment-repair-works

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