Winchester open for business as High Street paving replacement work gets underway

Hampshire Highways teams will be renewing the paving in Winchester High Street between Tower Street and Southgate Street

Aug 14 2019

Councillor Rob Humby, Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment at Hampshire County Council, said: “Renewing the paving slabs in this busy area of Winchester is part of our Operation Resilience programme to make Hampshire’s roads and footways more resilient to the impact of heavy traffic and the effects of winter weather.  This area of Winchester particularly suffers from vehicles pulling up on the footways which damages the paving slabs over time, and so a programme of removing broken slabs and replacing them will soon be underway.

“We are looking at how we can better manage deliveries from goods vehicles as part of the Winchester Movement Strategy to address this in the longer term.”

In order to keep traffic moving through the town, and ensure access to businesses is uninterrupted, the work will be done by closing sections of the footway during the day for an approximate eight week period beginning on 9 September 2019.

Councillor Humby continued: “We will do all we can to keep disruption to a minimum, and make sure everyone can access all the shops and businesses on the High Street at all times. To help our teams complete the work as quickly and safely as possible, I would ask that local business owners ensure that no deliveries obstruct the works in any way and no obstructions are placed on the footway or carriageway.”

Details and dates of the works, including any changes to the scheduled dates due to adverse weather will be clearly signed on yellow sign boards where work is being carried out. 

Pedestrian access to all businesses and properties will always be available.

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