The Town Council would like to draw residents’ and businesses’ attention to a forthcoming closure of Christchurch Road for an estimated period of 16 days from Saturday 9th June. (View a PDF map to show closure)

As part of Operation Resilience, a programme to make Hampshire’s roads more resilient to the effects of extreme weather and heavy traffic, Hampshire County Council will be undertaking drainage improvements on Christchurch Road, between its junctions with New Street and Monmouth Close (either side of the old Police Station).

Currently the work is programmed for the 9th June 2018 and is estimated to take 16 days to complete.

Due to the nature of the work and for safety reasons, it will be necessary to close Christchurch Road to traffic between New Street and Monmouth Close.

Working hours on site will be between 07:00 to 19:00hrs, but the road will remain permanently closed throughout the duration of the drainage works.

This is due to the excavations required and having to divert pedestrians off the footway and into the road.

Following the drainage works, Christchurch Road will be resurfaced between the roundabouts with Castleman Way and Wellworthy Way. These works are programmed to commence 25th June 2018 for 3 nights between 20:00 and 06:00hrs. The road will be opened as normal during the day.

For both elements of the scheme and in order to undertake the works safely, it will be necessary to close the road and implement a diversion route incorporating the B3347, A35, B3073, A338, A31 and B3047 (via Sopley, Burton, Christchurch (Fairmile Road), Wessex Way and the A31).

See alternative route map (PDF)

Should you have any questions or require further information please contact Hampshire County Council on 0300 555 1388 or email operation.resilience@hants.gov.uk