Whiteley bollards to be lowered for duration of works

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CONTROVERSIAL bollards blocking a junction in Whiteley are to be lowered again during nearby National Grid improvement works.

An arrangement has been made to lower the bollards at the junction of Yew Tree Drive and Botley Road in Whiteley, until the works are completed, which is expected to be around July 20.

The bollards were lowered during recent works by the National Grid to avoid traffic problems.

Councillor Sean Woodward, the Fareham borough ward councillor and county councillor for the area, said: ‘I have spoken to the Hampshire Highways, and while the National Grid are back again, I have asked them to keep the junction open until the work is done. This can be done to avoid serious traffic problems.

‘I’m keen for it to be well publicised this time so that people can’t say they didn’t know.’

Petitions have been set up on both sides of the junction – Whiteley Parish Council calling for the bollards to be down permanently, and the Burridge and Swanwick residents’ associations wanting to keep them up.