St George’s Street, Winchester – Carriageway Resurfacing – Operation Resilience

Hampshire County Council, as part of Operation Resilience, will be undertaking resurfacing works on St George’s Street from the Porthouse Public House to the junction with Jewry Street. The works are programmed to start Tuesday 7 May 2013 and are expected to last for 4 nights, during which time the road will be closed to through traffic from approximately 20:00 to 07:00hrs. The road will be open during the daytime.

For residents of St Peter Street, Sutton Gardens, Parchment Street, Upper Brook Street, Merchants Place, Middle Brook Street and Cossack Lane vehicle access will only be available via North Walls. The existing ‘No Entry’ and ‘One Way’ signs on all of these side roads will be covered and operatives will be stationed at the North Walls junctions of all of these roads to assist with two way traffic control. These measures will only be used during the contractors working hours above or until the works are completed. During the daytime please use the roads in the usual manner.

For residents of Lower Brook Street, Garden Lane, Lawn Street and Tanner Street, vehicle access will be available via Friarsgate. However, when leaving these roads it will be necessary to exit eastbound and back onto Eastgate Street, via the operatives based at the junction.

Unfortunately, access into St George’s Street during the works will be greatly restricted. Due to the construction plant involved in the works, it is highly unlikely that vehicle access will be able to be provided other than for extremely short periods. Pedestrian access will however be maintained throughout the works.

Although due to the working hours traffic flows will be greatly reduced, we would advise all motorists who require access to drive slowly with their hazard lights on and to pay special attention to signs and any directions given by the site operatives.

Prior to the resurfacing works it will also be necessary to carry out some preliminary works along St George’s Street. These works will be carried out under individual lane closures during the week commencing Monday 29 April 2013, between the hours of 09:30 to 16:00hrs. The road will be kept open during these works.

Although Hampshire Council Council have programmed dates for the scheme, timescales do sometimes have to be moved if there is a period of bad weather or they see that, once they open the road up, repair works are going to be more complicated than anticipated. Any changes to the programme will be made clear on the yellow sign boards where the work is taking place, and on Hampshire County Council's website www.hants.gov.uk/transport. Changes and reminders of work will be put out on the county council’s Twitter feed: www.twitter.com/hantsconnect, and you can also call 0845 603 5633 to check when work is being carried out.

As you will be aware any works undertaken at night will result in a certain amount of disturbance.Hampshire County Council would  take the opportunity to apologise in advance for any inconvenience that may be caused.

They would like to thank you for your co-operation in this matter and should you have any queries regarding these works please call their contact centre on 0845 603 5633.