Hampshire County Council’s Executive Member for Environment and Transport, Councillor Rob Humby, said: “While I’m pleased to see that a significant part of the scheme to extend the subway and improve the station forecourt is now substantially complete, I’m sorry that we won’t be able to complete the final part of the scheme as soon as we had hoped.
“When developing a scheme as significant as this, we rely on utility companies to tell us the location of their underground cables, to help us plan our work and estimate how long it will take. However, on this occasion, we uncovered cables we were not expecting, so unfortunately, extra time has had to be added to the works, while these cables that provide essential services to residents and business are diverted.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their ongoing patience during our work to improve this stretch of road. This is the next phase of major transport and highways investment by Hampshire County Council to improve access to Fareham and Gosport - providing increased capacity on the roads for the future.”
“I understand that the unforeseen extension to this project is frustrating for local residents and businesses, but I would like to reassure them that we will continue to minimise disruption as far as we can, and finish this work as quickly as possible – so people can start to experience the benefits.”
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