No closures expected as Havant roadworks loom

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TRANSPORT leaders have stressed disruption will be kept to a minimum and there will be no road closures as one of Havant’s main routes undergoes an upgrade.

As reported, a worn-out section of Langstone Road is to be resurfaced.

The works are set to start on September 30 for eight nights and will take place between 10pm and 6am.

The works will take place from the northern end of the bridge to a point just north of the Mill Lane junction.

During the overnight work, it will be necessary to use temporary traffic signals along with the use of convoy vehicles to keep the speed 
of the traffic passing the working site to a maximum of 10mph.

Priority access will be maintained for emergency vehicles.

The road will be open each day and weekends without traffic signals.

Councillor Seán Woodward, who is in charge of highways at Hampshire County Council, said: ‘There is never a good time to carry out works on a key route such as Langstone Road, but by keeping the road open and carrying out the works over night we 
have sought to keep disruption and inconvenience to a minimum.

‘I ask residents and businesses to bear 
with us while we carry out this essential maintenance work.

‘Good roads and pavements are vital not only for quality of life here in Hampshire but also for the county’s economic progress and prosperity.’

The work is part of Operation Resilience, which is spending around £22m over the next year on strengthening Hampshire’s roads to make them more resilient to extreme weather.