Portsmouth Water promises 'minimum disruption' on Hayling Island when it fixes a water leak tonight

A WATER firm has promised minimum disruption when it fixes a leak following a burst main causing gridlock just days ago.

Tuesday, 18th June 2019, 12:31 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th June 2019, 12:51 pm
The scene in Havant Road, Hayling Island, where a water main burst last week. Photo: Portsmouth Water

Portsmouth Water’s engineers will be in Mill Rythe Lane tonight and overnight to repair a leak on the main.

It comes after a burst water main in Havant Road brought the island to a standstill last week.

The company tweeted: ‘Tonight we will be repairing a leak on the main at Mill Rythe Lane, Hayling Island.

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‘In agreement with Hampshire Highways we will be working under two way traffic lights from 7pm.

‘This should keep any traffic disruption to a minimum.

‘Hopefully most will not know we were there.’

Police said traffic signals will be in place during the work.

On Friday a section of the A3023, Havant Road, between the Appletree Garage and Mill Close, was closed due to a burst main.

The incident caused chaos for commuters and residents – and saw a spike in the number of people using the Hayling Ferry.

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