Work at interchange is on track

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A £7M scheme to upgrade Portsmouth’s main bus station is progressing well, according to ward councillor Stephen Morgan.

Cllr Morgan visited The Hard last week to see the work in action.

Work began to make the interchange more efficient and more welcoming in Autumn 2015. Extensive work was required to the concrete deck and supporting structure as the site is on a pier.

The project cost around £7m and includes £2m from Portsmouth City Council and £4.8m from the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). It is expected to be complete in May.

Cllr Morgan said: ‘The Hard Interchange project is exactly the investment Portsmouth needs. A project which has created jobs, improved the infrastructure of the city and enhanced our built environment therefore supporting the wider local economy.

‘It was excellent to take a tour of the site, meet the project team and hear how they are working with the community to mitigate the disruption. I’m looking forward to the scheme completing.’