MOTORISTS are facing a daunting 10 days as emergency repairs by Southern Water to a collapsed sewer along the A32, Fareham Road in Gosport, near Vector Aerospace take place from November 14.
Cllr Mark Hook, leader of Gosport Borough Council, said: ‘It’s going to be chaos and we can just ask for the co-operation of the travelling public. It’s unfortunate timing, but when you’ve got a situation like this, it has to be dealt with. I’m grateful they will be working 24-hours-a-day to get it done.’
The southbound road will be closed to allow teams to dig down four meters to the 18in sewer pipe. There will either be stop/go signs or traffic lights to manage the flow of vehicles both ways.
Councillor Mel Kendal, in charge of transport matters at Hampshire County Council, said: ‘We are aware that the need for this work coincides with other schemes in the area affecting traffic movements but the repairs that are needed are essential and cannot wait until the other works are finished first.
‘We are pleased that Southern Water is acting so quickly to rectify the situation and is employing engineers to work round-the-clock so that any disruption is kept to as few days as possible.’