Underground cables – roadworks and traffic management

We agreed a construction traffic management plan with the local authorities which sets out the roads our vehicles can use for construction work. Together with our contractor, Murphy, we’ve finished building temporary traffic access points and haul roads along the route of the underground cables between Nailsea and Portishead.

We are currently installing cable ducts in preparation for laying and pulling underground cables a little later in the programme.

Our priority is safety of the public and our staff. When working on public highways, we need to use traffic lights and temporarily close some roads for a short time.

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

Access will be maintained throughout with diversion signs to show alternative routes.

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

Road nameLocationActivity DateRoad closure or Traffic lightsMore information
Caswell Lane (M5 underpass)PortburyInstalling cable ducts27 July to 4 SeptemberRoad closureDiversion map
Whitehouse Lane WraxallInstalling cable ducts19 August for approx. two weeksRoad closureDiversion map
Whitehouse LaneWraxallConstruction traffic crossing pointJuly 2020 - ongoingManually operated traffic lights
Please note these dates may change at short notice.

We recognise this work will cause disruption to journeys and we’re sorry for any inconvenience. We are working with Murphy to get this work completed as quickly as possible.

Whitehouse Lane

From 27 July 2020, Whitehouse Lane will be 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.

The traffic management has been coordinated and agreed with the local Highway Authority, and our priority is safety for all road users. We are sorry if this causes a delay to your journey and thank you for your patience and understanding.

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