Frequently asked questions
The Project – What is involved?
The final stages of our work will involve installing all the new road signage, streetlights, road white lining, along with planting up all of the surrounding soft landscape areas.
We will endeavour to complete the work as efficiently as possible, the aim being to minimise disruption to traffic during our core working hours as well as those occasions when we work outside of those hours.
Martin Grant Homes have appointed specialist contractor, Buxted Construction, to construct this major new junction. Buxted Construction is an experienced firm with significant expertise in delivering major infrastructure and civil engineering projects such as this. Buxted Construction has been approved by Hampshire Highways to carry out these works.
Health and Safety
There is a welfare facility on site where handwashing stations and hand sanitiser is available. This facility is regularly cleaned between use.
We are constantly reviewing the situation and will act swiftly to adjust our ways of working in line with any Government guideline changes.
Bowling Alley will also be closed throughout the project, to maintain safe travel for everyone. Road users will instead be directed to use the junction near the Bowernhurst Kennels to gain access to/from the A287.
Both diversions will be clearly signposted in advance to make road users aware and encourage people to use these routes as alternatives, instead of other local village lanes. A map showing the diversion routes being put in place is available in the Key Documents and Downloads section of our website.
Road closure requirements are all part of the traffic management design for the works, which have been agreed with Hampshire County Council. These closures will remain in place for the duration of the project. The closures will allow construction work to be carried out, with the safety of the workforce and general public being our top priority. The closures also mean we can keep the A287 open for two-way traffic flow for the majority of the works.
The section of the A287 in immediate vicinity of the road improvement works we are delivering will be subject to a reduced speed limit of 30 miles per hour (mph) for the duration of the project. This will help ensure the safety of road users, and our workforce.
Towards the end of our works, we will need to re-surface parts of the A287. This will require occasional overnight closures. This will be a rare occurrence, and work will be carried out at night to reduce disruption and will be in strict adherence with any of Hampshire County Council’s conditions.
A network services provider needs to put temporary traffic lights in place at the start of works, so that it can divert existing services to accommodate the new roundabout. This will only be for three days and, as Redfields Lane and Bowling Alley will be closed at this point, we do not anticipate this will cause any disruption.
Temporary traffic lights will also be required towards the end of works, when we tie the new road in with the existing A287.
A full-time traffic marshall is stationed at the entrance to our construction compound to monitor construction traffic coming on and off the site and to ensure the safety of all road users. The marshall will be present for the duration of the works programme.
We will provide regular updates so that any changes to traffic management measures are clearly communicated to people in advance. These updates will be made available on the news section of this website.
Keeping people informed
We’ll also be working with local elected members, the media and Hampshire County Council to communicate any changes to road use and/or provide updates on traffic conditions relating to the works as widely as possible. The news section of our website will be updated regularly to provide information.
In addition, all roadworks will be clearly signposted in advance to ensure road users are clear about what’s happening, temporary changes to the road layout and/or temporary traffic measures in place.
Any enquiries received outside of those times will be picked up by our community relations team the next working day. Please leave your contact details and as much detail as possible about your enquiry if you do get in touch, so that our team can respond to you promptly with the information you require.
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0800 804 4049
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