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). Construction work starts in May 2021.

Our first activities will be to build temporary traffic access points and construction roads which allow us to move traffic off main roads directly into the construction areas.

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 name Location Activity DateRoad closure or Traffic lights More information
Whitehouse Lane Wraxall Crossing point July 2020 - ongoing Manually operated traffic lights

Please note these dates may change at short notice.

Whitehouse Lane

Whitehouse Lane is being used as crossing point for construction vehicles, controlled by manually operated traffic lights during working hours only.

We do not anticipate the crossing being in regular use and we will remove the lights when all our work in this area is complete.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.