Digging trenches and installing cable ducts in the west end of Nailsea

From May until December 2020

Together with our contractors, Murphy, we are preparing to install underground cables between Nailsea and Portishead substation.

When working on the public highways, we need to manage traffic to keep residents, road users and our workers safe.

From May until December 2020, we are digging trenches and installing cable ducts in the west end of Nailsea.

This work is taking place on Engine Lane, Blackfriars Road, Hannah More Road, Queens Road, North Street (four way junction) and Hanham Way. Please click here to view the map showing the cable route through the west end of Nailsea.

Blackfriars Road

We are installing ducts along Blackfriars Road using 2 and 3 way traffic lights. There will be temporary ‘No Parking’ restrictions in place but these will only be applied along the areas where we’ll be working to dig trenches – yellow ‘no parking’ cones will be put out in advance.

This work started on 19 May and will take approximately seven weeks to complete.

Hanham Way

From 22 June, we’ll be working on Hanham Way using 2 and 3 way traffic lights.

Access will be maintained throughout with diversion signs to show alternative routes and advance notice signs in place to let local road users know of traffic restrictions, including further road closures. Dates for work on the other roads will be posted once confirmed.

We expect to complete ducting in the west end of Nailsea by December 2020 and then return next year to pull the underground cables through the ducts.

We know this work will cause disruption to journeys and we’re sorry for any inconvenience. We will monitor traffic flows through the traffic lights to reduce queues, avoid turning the traffic lights on at peak traffic times wherever possible and continue to work closely with our contractors to minimise disruption as best we can.

The traffic management has been coordinated and agreed with the local Highway Authority, with our priority being the safety of all users.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.