Traffic problems into and out of Portsmouth continue for a second day

BUSY Traffic heading north on London Road, Hilsea. Picture: Sarah Standing
BUSY Traffic heading north on London Road, Hilsea. Picture: Sarah Standing
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EMERGENCY gas works in Portsmouth are continuing to cause traffic chaos this morning with queues in all directions.

Yesterday all but one lane of the southbound carriageway of London Road, outside Hilsea Lido, was closed while Southern Gas Networks carry out repairs.

City council traffic management services are now reporting severe delays approaching the Hilsea roundabout which are backing up onto the A3/A2047, the A3(M) southbound and the A2030 northbound.

But the worst traffic problems are on London Road, approaching the roundabout from the south, with long queues stretching back into Portsmouth.

Drivers have also reported a lack of signs and confusing diversions coming off the roundabout.

The diversions are set to be in place 24 hours a day until July 13.

Motorway traffic is being diverted via Western Road, the M27 and M275.

Meanwhile non-motorway traffic is being diverted via Western Road, Spur Road, Havant Road and Eastern Road.

Portsmouth City Council’s traffic management centre are advising motorists to use the M275 southbound and Eastern Road as alternative routes into the city and avoid the Hilsea roundabout.

· Have you been caught up in the traffic? Call the Newsdesk on 023 92 622118.