Underground cable – road closures and traffic management

From May 2020

Together with our contractors, Murphy, we are digging trenches and installing cable ducts as we prepare to install underground electricity cables between Nailsea and Portishead substation.

In May 2020, we started to install cable ducts in the west end of Nailsea. This map shows the cable route along Engine Lane, Blackfriars Road, Hannah More Road, Queens Road, North Street (four way junction) and Hanham Way.

We agreed a construction traffic management plan with the local authorities which sets out the roads our vehicles can use for construction work.

Our priority is safety of the public and our staff. When working on public highways, we need to use traffic lights, restrict parking, and close some roads. Our contractors put out advance notice signs and traffic diversions will be clearly marked for road users.

We have agreed the following timings with the local highway authority:

Road nameLocation Activity DateRoad closure or Traffic lightsMore information
Hanham WayNailseaInstalling cable ducts and diverting existing water main owned by Bristol Water25 September to late December 2020Road closureDiversion map
Please note these dates may change at short notice.

Hanham Way

To help reduce impact to residents and road users, we’ve coordinated with Bristol Water so that essential work to reinforce and divert an existing water main on Hanham Way will take place at the same time. We anticipate the water works will also be completed by end of December 2020 but have agreed with the local highway authority a road closure on Hanham Way for up to six months. This added timeframe is precautionary, should the water works need to continue into early 2021.

We know this closure will cause disruption to residents and delays to journeys and we are sorry about this. We are working with Murphy and Bristol Water to reduce our impact where we can and to complete these works and reopen Hanham Way as soon as possible.

We value your ongoing patience and understanding.

Working hours

Our working hours are between 7am and 7pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 5pm on weekends. There will be occasions when we’ll need to work at weekends or overnight – but there are restrictions to this.

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