Map of roadworks on Andover Road
Map of roadworks on Andover Road

The works will commence on Monday 23rd March 2020 and will be completed by Saturday 28th March 2020 between the hours of 09:00 and 15:00, however, on occasions they may over run due to uncontrollable circumstances such as plant breakdowns, if weather conditions are unfavourable, or occasionally we discover the need for additional repairs once the work has started.
There will be advance information signs erected on site giving confirmed start dates.
Due to the nature of the works and the local environment, the works will be carried out within a temporary road closure, to ensure that adequate health & safety is maintained for the contractor & local residents.
Road Markings will be replaced on completion of the surface dressing works.
The main diversion route for all ‘through’ traffic whilst works are being undertaken within the road closure will be south on the A342 Andover Road and then Weyhill Road, south on the A303 Andover Bypass and then the A343 Salisbury Road and then the A30, north on the A338, east on Ludgershall Road, east on the A3026 Tidworth Road and vice versa.
The Contractor will maintain pedestrian access for residents for the duration of the works; but depending upon what operation is being undertaken and where it’s being undertaken residents may find that when accessing or egressing from their property in their vehicle, they may experience a delay and have to wait for plant to be moved out of the carriageway. I have suggested to residents that when leaving their property, to allow extra time for any possible delays and when returning to their property, there will be traffic management operatives located at the extents of the works, to speak to them, explain where they live, and they will be able to assist.
There will be points during the material laying process where vehicular access will be restricted as residents won’t be able to drive over the newly laid material, as early trafficking could lead to premature failure, therefore I have recommended to residents that if works are being undertaken in the vicinity of their property to speak to the workforce in advance to ask if there will be any restrictions with regards to access.
Signing will be in place advising that local businesses will be open as usual. A letter drop was undertaken to all the residents located within the site extents on Friday 6th March 2020.
I would like to take this opportunity to apologise for any inconvenience these works will cause but trust you will appreciate the necessity for these essential works to maintain Wiltshire’s highway network.
Should you require any further information in advance of the works please do not hesitate to contact me on the details shown below. If you wish to discuss the works whilst they are in operation, please speak to a member of the workforce who will direct you to the appropriate person.
Best Regards,
Harish Chander Singh EngTech MICE
Lead Technical Designer, Transportation Engineering, Design and Project Management