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Operation Resilience - Duttons Road Romsey

Monday, 12 August 2013

Operation Resilience will be carrying out drainage repairs in Duttons Road, Romsey, in August as part of Hampshire County Council's continued long term strategy to make the county's roads more resilient to the effects of extreme weather.

Duttons Road will be closed 24 hours a day, between Monday 19 August and Friday 31 August, in order to undertake these works safely. It will however be open to through traffic on the weekend of 24 and 25 August. A diversion will be put in place taking traffic travelling south from Greatbridge Road to Fishlake Meadows, Cupernham Lane, Winchester Road and Alma Road.

The works will repair the existing drainage system in Duttons Road. Additional drainage work will be undertaken during the summer of 2014, when there are fewer roadworks in the area, to increase capacity and further alleviate drainage problems.

Councillor Seán Woodward, Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment at Hampshire County Council said: "Improvements to the drainage works will vastly improve the road conditions in this area and reduce the risk of flooding during heavy rainfall. I appreciate that these road works will cause some disruption and inconvenience, and I ask residents and businesses to bear with us while we carry out this essential maintenance work. We will do all we can to minimise this and ensure access to shops and businesses is maintained so that Romsey remains open for business as usual.

"Operation Resilience is Hampshire County Councils on-going planned maintenance strategy to strengthen Hampshire's roads, to make them more resilient to extremes in weather and increased volumes of traffic and remain in good condition for longer."

Operation Resilience has now entered its third year and has resulted in around 120 miles of Hampshire's road network - the equivalent of driving from Winchester to Cambridge - and 20 miles of footway receiving a new surface treatment or being resurfaced in 2013/14, in addition to completion of 40 separate schemes to improve highways drainage and footways across the county. The programme is run by an integrated team comprising staff from Hampshire County Council, Amey and Tarmac.

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