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

From May until December 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. Please click here to view the map showing 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 temporarily close some roads.

Over the next few months, there will be roadworks in the following locations:

Road nameLocation Activity DateRoad closure or Traffic lightsMore information
Blackfriars RoadNailseaDigging trenches and installing cable ductsMay to mid-August Traffic lights
Hannah More Road NailseaDigging trenches and installing cable ducts4 July to mid-August Road closure Diversion map
Queens Road and North Street four-way junction NailseaDigging trenches and installing cable ductsTBC2, 3 and 4 way traffic lights
Hanham WayNailseaDigging trenches, installing cable ducts and joint baysSeptember to December TBCRoad closure
Please note these dates may change at short notice.

Before works starts, we will put up advance closure signs to notify road closures. The official diversion routes will be signposted. Details can be seen above.

We recognise that our construction activity will cause temporary disruption for residents and to journeys. We are sorry for the inconvenience. We’re continuing to work with Murphy, to minimise our impact as best we can and to complete these works as quickly as possible.

Thank you for your 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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