City centre road diversions for roundabout reduction

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MOTORISTS could face delays because of changes to access at a busy Portsmouth roundabout from Monday.

The roundabout between Winston Churchill Avenue and Isambard Kingdon Brunel Road, Portsmouth city centre, is being reduced to allow council housing to be built at nearby Wellington Street.

The homes, and four retail units, planned for the site, are part of the Somers Town regeneration project’s first phase.

From Monday morning, westbound traffic from Bradford junction will have no right turn at the roundabout on to Isambard Brunel Road. Traffic will be diverted via St Michael’s gyratory.

There will be no right turn at Isambard Brunel Road on to Winston Churchill Avenue westbound.

Southsea bus services will be diverted via Winston Churchill Avenue eastbound, to Bradford junction, and return the same way.

First Bus services 17 and 18 from Bradford junction westbound will divert via St Michael’s gyratory.

The works, which are being carried out by Colas, will continue until May this year.

A Portsmouth City Council spokesman said: ‘There will be some traffic delays while the work is carried out but we are working with Colas to minimise the inconvenience for road users and complete the work as early as possible.’