Porton Road - resurfacing

I write to inform you of resurfacing works programmed along Porton Road, Amesbury. The site extents and diversion route plans can be viewed on the drawings attached.

These works involve repairs to the existing carriageway, the installation of new road markings and the adjustment of surface ironwork.

The works will commence on Tuesday 6th July 2021 and will be completed by Monday 19th July 2021 between the hours of 09:00 and 15:30, however, on occasions they may over run due to uncontrollable circumstances such as plant breakdowns, if weather conditions are unfavourable, or occasionally we discover the need for additional repairs once the work has started. There is advanced information signs erected on site giving confirmed start dates.

Due to the nature of the works and the local environment, the works will be carried out within a temporary road closure, to ensure that adequate health & safety is maintained for the contractor & local residents.

Road Markings and Ironwork adjustments may need to be completed at a later date.

The Contractor will maintain pedestrian access for residents for the duration of the works; but depending upon what operation is being undertaken and where it’s being undertaken residents may find that when accessing or egressing from their property in their vehicle, they may experience a delay and have to wait for plant to be moved out of the carriageway. I have suggested to residents that when leaving their property, to allow extra time for any possible delays and when returning to their property, there will be traffic management operatives located at the extents of the works, to speak to them, explain where they live, and they will be able to assist.

These works are being phased to maintain access to the business parks along the site. The phasing is as follows:

Phase 1 – Access from north (resurfacing taking place from Boscombe Road roundabout north to the Mills Way/Sunrise Way roundabout) - 6th-9th July

Phase 2 – Access from south (resurfacing taking place from Mills Way/Sunrise Way roundabout north to the Solstice Park roundabout) - 12th-14th July

Phase 3 – Lining and Ironwork - 15th-19th July (no weekend working)

During phase 3 there will be working in both sections, but please be aware that this is more minor works and therefore access will be maintained – there may just be short instances where those requiring access will be asked to drive the diversion route and gain access from an alternate entrance.

Please also be aware that to maintain access to the business parks we are having to lay the central roundabout in sections and this will require temporary traffic lights. These lights may cause a delay to access due to traffic build-up.

I have recommended to residents and businesses that if works are being undertaken in the vicinity of their property to speak to the workforce in advance to ask if there will be any restrictions with regards to access.

Signing will be in place advising that local businesses will be open as usual. A letter drop to all residents and businesses within the closure extents was carried out on 22.06.2021.

I would like to take this opportunity to apologise for any inconvenience these works will cause but trust you will appreciate the necessity for these essential works to maintain Wiltshire's highway network.