As part of Hampshire County Council’s Operation Resilience, River Way is being resurfaced and repaired from tomorrow (Monday 17th February).
At the same time in the area, Smannell Road will also be resurfaced. For details on Smannell Road click here.
FAQ via Hampshire County Council
Q) What are is being resurfaced on River Way?
A) Between Entrance to Tesco Superstore and Walworth Road Roundabout.
Q) How long will the work take?
A) In progress for 4 weeks (3 remaining)
Q) What work is being done?
A) Kerbing and surface water drainage works.
Q) Will the road be closed or traffic light controlled?
A) Traffic lights and closures.
A letter has been send to all residents, a copy of which is show below.
River Way Resident’s Letter
River Way, Andover – Carriageway Resurfacing Works – Operation Resilience
As part of Operation Resilience, Hampshire County Council’s programme to make Hampshire’s roads more resilient to the effects of extreme weather and heavy traffic, Hampshire County Council will be undertaking carriageway resurfacing works in River Way from just past the entrance to the Tesco Superstore to Walworth Road Roundabout.
Before the surfacing works, advance works including kerb and service cover replacement and repairs to the surface water drainage system will be carried out.
The advance works are programmed to start Monday 27 January 2014 and are expected to last for 4 weeks. It will be possible to carry out most of the advance works with River Way remaining open to through traffic using temporary traffic lights.
For some of the advance works which will be carried out towards the end of the 4 weeks, it will be necessary to close a section of River Way between Tyne Court and Walworth Road.
Surfacing works are programmed to start Monday 24 February 2014 and are expected to last for 8 days, during which time the road will be closed to through traffic from approximately 08:00 to 17:00hrs. The road will be open during evenings and weekends. The works will be phased to limit the extent of the closure at any one time and ensure access is maintained to as many properties as possible.
The surfacing works will commence at the Walworth Road end and move along in phases towards the Tesco Superstore end. Access to the Superstore will be maintained at all times from A343 Newbury Road. Please note these timescales are weather dependant. Any changes to the scheduled date will be made clear on the yellow sign boards where the work is taking place, and onhttp://www3.hants.gov.uk/transport and you can also call 0845 603 5633 to check when work is being carried out.
Immediately following completion of the surfacing, the speed cushions will be replaced. This is expected to take approximately 2 weeks to complete. It will be necessary to close short sections of River Way in order to reconstruct the speed cushions. Vehicle access will be allowed in River Way up as far as the working area where the cushions are being constructed. The closure will be moved along as cushions are finished before the next ones are started.
Every effort will be made by our contractor Amey, to allow vehicular access to and from your property. Due to the nature of the work we cannot guarantee vehicular access to your property at all times but pedestrian access will always be available. I would like to take this opportunity to apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
The surfacing operation uses hot bituminous materials, which take at least one hour to cool after they are laid. The new material is also very sticky while hot and can easily be walked into carpets and flooring. Please be advised not to walk across the new road surface during the surfacing operation unless directed by a member of the workforce.
In order to complete the work as quickly as possible please ensure no vehicles are parked on the road on the days of the resurfacing.
I would like to thank you for your co-operation in this matter and should you have any queries regarding these works please call our contact centre on 0845 603 5633.