B3354: Open our road now!

Des_Scott_and_Mike_Thornton_1_web.JPG“Traffic chaos”.

That's how our local MP and a Fair Oak councillor have labelled the ongoing disruption caused by roadworks in Colden Common.

After visiting the site for themselves, Mike Thornton and Des Scott say they were 'shocked' to find just one worker on the main site, and a clear pathway past the works on one side of the road.

The roadworks, being undertaken by Southern Water to replace a burst water pipe, have closed the B3354 between Colden Common and Fair Oak since 6th January, causing untold traffic chaos to local residents and businesses in the area.

Work is not set to finish on the stretch of road until the end of February.

Mike and Des are seeking a full explanation from Southern Water and Hampshire County Council for the mess and the apparent lack of manpower on site.

Mike Thornton first wrote to Southern Water expressing concerns over the works back in November last year, and has now written to Conservative-run Hampshire County Council, in a bid to speed up the work.

Des Scott has visited the site frequently. He says that often there is no visible work taking place on the site. Des has questioned why the road cannot be reopened during set times to relieve congestion.

The trench that has been dug is on the side of the road, not the middle of the road. Decent management could have avoided the full closure of the road during the day, with traffic light controls used.

Sign Des Scott’s petition to get the County to get our road open NOW!


"We the undersigned DEMAND Hampshire County Council get our road open!"

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