Urgent repair works needed at Portsmouth City Council's The Hard Interchange

MORE urgent repairs are being carried out at The Hard Interchange.

By Ben Fishwick
Wednesday, 2nd September 2020, 7:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 2nd September 2020, 9:40 am
Workers sorting a temporary fix in October 2019 for the tarmac at the £9.2m Hard Interchange at Portsea. Portsmouth City Council is replacing the entire bus apron because it keeps failing. The authority is in legal discussions with its designer and contractor. Picture: Terry Pearson
Workers sorting a temporary fix in October 2019 for the tarmac at the £9.2m Hard Interchange at Portsea. Portsmouth City Council is replacing the entire bus apron because it keeps failing. The authority is in legal discussions with its designer and contractor. Picture: Terry Pearson

Resurfacing works were due to be carried out today at the £9.2m development – the latest in a series of repairs.

It comes as Portsmouth City Council said it is discussing a permanent solution with the contractors responsible for the design and build of the site near Gunwharf Quays.

This includes contractor Osborne. Repairs are due to start today and will be done over night.

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Previously the tarmac has been seen ‘sinking’ and needing several patch jobs.

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Councillor Lynne Stagg, the council’s cabinet member for traffic and transportation, said "We're sorry for the inconvenience caused to local residents and businesses while temporary repairs continue and we are very grateful for everyone's patience and understanding.

‘Our goal is to replace the surface completely and alleviate all the current problems, so that the Interchange can withstand wear and tear for many years to come, but we need to complete discussions with the designer and contractor that have been delayed due to the pandemic.’

It has not been decided who should pay for the repairs.

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