Resurfacing Southampton Road February 2023

Published: 26 January 2023

INFORMATION from Atkins Global, who will be doing the resurfacing work on Southampton Road

Original notification

Resurfacing Schemes 2022 – 2023

Southampton Road, Alderbury

Dear Sir/Madam:

As consultant representative for Wiltshire Council, I write to inform you of resurfacing works programmed along Southampton Road, Alderbury. The site extents can be viewed on the drawing overleaf.

These works involve resurfacing the existing carriageway, the installation of new road markings and the adjustment of surface ironwork.

The works will commence on Wednesday 15th February 2023 and will be completed on Friday 3rd March 2023 (no weekend working) between the hours of 09:00 and 16:00, however, on occasions they may over run due to uncontrollable circumstances such as plant breakdowns, if weather conditions are unfavourable, or occasionally we discover the need for additional repairs once the work has started. The road will be open as normal outside of these hours.

Due to the nature of the works and the local environment, the works will be carried out within a temporary road closure, to ensure that adequate health & safety is maintained for the contractor & local residents.

Road markings and ironwork adjustments may need to be completed at a later date.

The diversion route for all ‘through traffic’ whilst works are being undertaken within the road closure will be east on Grimstead Road, northwest on A36, south on Southampton Road; and vice versa. You can view this via by entering the following address into an internet browser:

There will be points throughout the works period where vehicular access will not be possible as plant may be obstructing the road or material may be newly laid which you will not be able to drive over, as early trafficking could lead to premature failure. If works are being undertaken in the vicinity of your property; I would suggest speaking to the workforce in advance to ask if there will be any restrictions with regards to access.

The Contractor will maintain pedestrian access for residents for the duration of the works; when leaving your property in your vehicle, please allow extra time for any possible delays and when returning to your property, there will be traffic management operatives located at the extents of the works, speak to them, explain where you live, and they will be able to assist.

I would like to take this opportunity to apologise for any inconvenience these works will cause but trust you will appreciate the necessity for these essential works to maintain Wiltshire's highway network. Should you require any further information in advance of the works please do not hesitate to contact me on the details shown above. If you wish to discuss the works whilst they are in operation, please speak to a member of the workforce who will direct you to the appropriate person.

Yours faithfully

Jon Moss



For and on behalf of Atkins

Email to the parish council 9/1

I (John Moss) am the engineer responsible for the works taking place along Southampton Road, Alderbury.

To maintain safe working conditions for both the operatives on site and the residents, resurfacing works now takes place under full road closures with both lanes being closed. While this may mean that vehicular access will be restricted at times, it does not mean that there will be no access to the whole stretch of road during the whole closure.

There will be a letter drop to inform residents (attached) delivered to all who live within the closure extents two weeks prior to the surfacing, and in additional signs will be placed on site notifying through traffic.

This is long stretch of highway being resurfaced, therefore if there is no work taking place in an area a resident is wishing to access they will need to speak to a member of workforce who will advise them how to access their property. There will be times where this is not possible, for example where hot material is being laid outside their access point, however as mentioned previously this will not be for the entire duration of the closure. Residents may be asked to enter the village from a different end on occasion so they do not come into contact with the workforce, and there will be a signed diversion in place at all times.

Email to the parish council from John Moss 11/1

While there is a road closure on the whole stretch of Southampton Road, when the works start the contractor will not close access to the entire extents of the works. Access to school, residents and businesses will be maintained where possible. There will be times where those dropping off children at the school or pre-school may be told that they need to access from an alternate end of the closure. For clarity if they are approaching from the southern end of the closure and there is work in operation between that access point and the school access, they will be told to drive the signed diversion route and access from the northern end of the closure.

I have asked our contractor for a phase plan to give details of where they will be working on each day so you can inform those dropping off children of the correct access point. Once I have this, I will pass on this information. The only time access will be completely closed off is on safety grounds when they are laying hot material directly outside the access point. I would advise that they allow a little more time to drop-off off their children to allow for this possible delay.

All closure points will be signed and there will be operatives stationed there at all times during the closure. I would advise if there are any issues once the site is in operation that they speak to the staff on site.

With regards to moving the date of the works forward, unfortunately this is not possible due to the lengthy lead time for booking road closures, and the necessary legal notifications we have to give.

To maintain safe working conditions for both the operatives on site and the residents, resurfacing works now takes place under full road closures with both lanes being closed.

We will be happy to liaise with the contraction company for the new development, and also have a traffic management operative stationed at this access point during peak times so there is no confusion.

As previously mentioned I will pass on the relevant information once available from our contractor.