Busy main road to be closed off for resurfacing

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ONE of the busiest roads in Fareham is due to be resurfaced this week.

Redlands Lane will be closed for two Sundays while Hampshire County Council upgrades the road.

It is part of a £17m programme of road maintenance called Operation Resilience.

Work on Redlands Lane will last for eight days, starting on Sunday.

The county council’s councillor in charge of transport, Cllr Mel Kendal, said: ‘The work in Redlands Lane is part of our commitment to improve Hampshire’s roads so they are more resilient to extreme weather and increasing traffic.

‘Hampshire’s road network is vital for our local economy and has to cope with more extreme weather conditions and ever increasing traffic.

‘We appreciate works of this nature will cause some delay to road users but would ask for your patience and understanding.

‘We are programming the works in order to minimise disruption to all affected parties by utilising quieter weekend periods.’

On Sunday, Redlands Lane will be closed to traffic from the junction with Mill Road to the junction with the A27 The Avenue for carriageway resurfacing.

Separate repairs will also begin at the junction with Chamberlain Grove to install a new drainage chamber.

Then from October 1 until October 6, Redlands Lane will be back open to traffic while drainage work continues at the Chamberlain Grove junction.

There may be temporary traffic lights at this stage and access to Chamberlain Grove will be restricted.

Finally on October 7, Redlands Lane will be closed to traffic again for another section of carriageway resurfacing.

The work schedule is dependent on the weather and poor conditions may cause delays to the maintenance.

Bus routes will be affected on the two Sundays, and the two Eclipse services will be diverted.

Cyclists can still use the BRT busway.

People living nearby have been informed of the work and updates will be posted on yellow sign boards.

Other resurfacing work will also take place in Brook Lane, Fareham, the A27 Western Way, Fareham, and the A27 Southampton Road in Park Gate.

For more information visit hants.gov.uk/transport or call 0845 603 5633.