Relief as Hill Head road to be repaired

A ROAD which is littered with potholes looks set to finally be repaired by Hampshire County Council.

Wednesday, 27th April 2016, 6:00 am
Meon Road, Hill Head

Part of Meon Road in Hill Head is going to be repaired over a six-week period.

The area often suffers from flooding in the winter because of the potholes and problems with the drainage. But Hampshire County Council has told residents that this will now be fixed.

The Hill Head Residents’ Association has been campaigning for years to get the road repaired after concerns that it was dangerous for both cyclists and motorists because of the uneven surface along the stretch of road.

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Chairman Bill Hutchison said: ‘We have been trying for two or three years to get the council to repair this road.

‘The drainage will be sorted out with pipes put under the road.

‘It will get rid of the potholes and sort out the drainage because the road floods.

‘In a bad winter there is a huge puddle in the bottom corner of the road.

‘There are some very dangerous potholes for cyclists.’

The association was told that the work would begin on Tuesday and was expected to last until mid-June.

It is not yet clear whether the entire road will be closed to enable the roadworks to be carried out.

It is understood the work will take place along a 140m stretch north of the old bridge.

Mr Hutchison added: ‘We are tremendously pleased that at long last they are going to do a repair on it. It’s used as one of the routes into Gosport at rush-hour.

‘When it’s flooded cars don’t know how deep the potholes are. It will make life much easier for drivers. In the winter the potholes are full of water.’

Hampshire County Council did not respond to calls from The News.