The main route to and from Hayling Island is set to benefit from essential improvements with resurfacing work starting on Thursday 28 February.
Hampshire Highways teams will start three weeks of night works as part of Hampshire County Council’s multi-million pound road investment programme, Operation Resilience.
Councillor Rob Humby, Executive Member for Environment and Transport, said:
Looking after Hampshire’s extensive road network is one of our top priorities. Our planned maintenance programme, Operation Resilience, is a long term strategy designed to ensure Hampshire’s road network is more resilient to the impact of heavy traffic and weather. The programme sees an additional investment of £10 million each year and our engineers will consider the most appropriate treatments to extend the life of road surfaces while at the same time getting the best value for money.
The work will be undertaken between 9pm and 6am. Highways teams will put in place temporary traffic lights so the road can remain open during the majority of the works. However, in order to complete the work as quickly as possible, and to ensure the safety of the travelling public and workforce, the road will need to be fully closed for three nights between 9pm and 6am, on Monday 4, Tuesday 5 and Thursday 7 March, weather permitting. During this time there will be a short diversion route in place.These essential works have been carefully planned, and I would like to reassure local residents that we will do all we can to minimise disturbance and disruption. Please bear with us while the resurfacing is carried out.
Minor carriageway repair works will also be undertaken on Monday 18 February for five nights, between 9pm and 6am, during which time the road will remain open.
Hampshire residents are encouraged to report potholes and road defects direct to the County Council at: www.hants.gov.uk/transport/roadmaintenance/roadproblems