Temporary traffic lights and traffic management

Traffic management around Nailsea, Tickenham and Wraxhall

Underground cables

Together with our contractors, J Murphy and Sons Ltd, we’re building temporary entrances to our construction areas as we prepare to install underground cables between Nailsea and Portishead substation.

To keep public and staff safe during this work, we need to manage traffic and control access to these areas at different times.

We are working to complete the temporary entrances from Clevedon Road, Washing Pound Lane and Church Lane, Tickenham.

From Tuesday 14 April until 1 May 2020, there will be:

  • Two way traffic lights on Whitehouse Lane while we build two temporary accesses to our construction areas.

We’re pleased to confirm that Whitehouse Lane will not be closed, as originally proposed. Once the temporary accesses are complete, we’ll use Whitehouse Lane as a crossing point for our construction vehicles, controlled by manually operated traffic lights during working hours only. We will remove the lights when all our work in this area is complete.

Please note the scheduled dates for working on the highways may change at short notice.

We recognise these roadworks will cause delays to peoples’ journeys and we are sorry for the inconvenience. Our contractors are minimising disruption as best they can by monitoring traffic flows through the lights to help reduce queues and will remove the traffic lights and reopen roads as soon possible.

We are working closely with the local Highway Authority to coordinate and agree the traffic management, with the priority being the safety of all users.


We’re carrying out surveys along the route of a new overhead line from Sandford substation to Seabank substation (approximately 31.2 km).

The findings will help us to plan the final designs for the overhead line, the temporary road entrances and the haul roads needed to access the new pylon locations.

When we’re surveying the roads our contractor, Balfour Beatty, will need to manage the traffic to keep public and our workers safe. This will involve using temporary traffic lights or ‘stop/go’ boards. We’re sorry if this causes disruption to your journey.


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