Roadworks and traffic management

Together with our contractor, Murphy, we are installing new underground electricity cables between Nailsea and Portishead substation.

We’re preparing to build the new overhead line, mainly using T-pylons from Sandford substation to Seabank substation (approximately 31.2 km).

Traffic management

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

When we’re working on the highways, our contractors need to manage the traffic to keep everyone safe. This will involve using temporary ‘stop/go’ boards, traffic lights, and restricting parking and closing roads in some areas.

Our contractors put up advance notice signs to let local road users know of any traffic restrictions and closures.

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

Road NameLocation DateTraffic managementMore information
Hanham Way Nailsea4 January to mid-March 2021Road closureDiversion Map

Please note these dates may change at short notice.

Hanham Way

We returned to Hanham Way on 4 January to complete the cable laying.

As with any construction activity, in particular street works, we understand the work can be noisy, disruptive and cause delays to journeys. We are sorry about this.

We’re working with Murphy to reduce our impact where we can and to complete these works and reopen Hanham Way as soon 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.