Portsmouth drivers warned to expect delays on Southampton Road

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Drivers are being warned to expect delays in the north of Portsmouth during the final phase of roadworks for a new Aldi store on Southampton Road.

On the night of Monday 9th October, work will begin on construction of new crossing points in the centre of Southampton Road, and new road markings.

While these works are being carried out, there will only be one lane of traffic open in each direction, with lane closures in place until November between the Premier Inn and McDonald’s.

The work is being done by Avonside Construction Management who are asking drivers to avoid the immediate area of the work and, if possible, use alternative routes and allow extra time for journeys.

Rob Wilcox, Avonside's construction manager, said: “We appreciate this work will cause delays for traffic in the area but we need to close the lanes while we do the final phase of work for the road layout at the new store entrance.

“We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience this will cause, but have done everything we can to manage the work efficiently and minimise the impact on the roads.

“We are very grateful for everyone's patience and co-operation during the work so far. This is the final phase of work and we’ll do everything we can to reopen roads as quickly as it is safe."

Anyone requiring further information about the roadworks can call Avonside's dedicated phone line on 02392 688 010.