Resident claims sewerage works on Blandford Road are causing gridlock in Hamworthy

Bournemouth Echo: Hamworthy 'gridlock' due to burst sewer repairs on Blandford Road Hamworthy 'gridlock' due to burst sewer repairs on Blandford Road

A HAMWORTHY resident says that the area has become gridlocked by traffic following the sewerage works on Blandford Road.

Michael Dennis, 64, who lives on Coles Avenue, says that due to vehicles being diverted away from the main busy road, while workmen from Wessex Water carry out repairs, the side roads are constantly full of queuing motorists.

He added: “The 920 Lytchett Matravers schoolbus was stuck in a queue of vehicles at 9.15am this morning, when the pupils should have been at school.

“It’s all because the bus now has to go from Upton and then to Turlin Moor and along that way, which takes longer and makes all children on the bus really late.

“They’re probably not getting to school until 9.45am. I don’t think Wessex Water realise what trouble they are causing.”

More bus company also took to their Twitter feed to warn passengers that due to the roadworks, routes 8 and 9 are operating around 15 to 20 minutes late and apologised for any inconvenience caused.

 

Due to the roadworks on Blandford Road, routes 8 & 9 are operating 15-20 minutes late. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

— Morebus (@Morebusco) February 6, 2014

Workmen from Wessex Water have closed the road between the junctions of Turlin Road and Allen’s Lane, after the sewer on Blandford Road Burst on Sunday.

A spokesperson for Borough of Poole said earlier this week that they do not know how long the road will be closed, but indications suggest that it will not be until at least this Sunday.

In a statement released on Tuesday, a Wessex Water spokeswoman, said: “A section of Blandford Road will be closed to traffic while repairs to a burst sewer are carried out.

She added that the closure had been agreed Borough of Poole to ensure the safety of motorists and workers on site.

“Repairs are expected to be completed by next week and we will be working 24 hours-a-day to ensure repairs are completed as quickly as possible.

“Wessex Water apologises for any disruption this emergency work causes and reminded people that businesses remain open as usual.”

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11:25am Thu 6 Feb 14

nickynoodah says...

Turly Moor to Lytchett school is only 21/2 miles
let them walk it
what's wrong with them.
Turly Moor to Lytchett school is only 21/2 miles let them walk it what's wrong with them. nickynoodah
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12:10pm Thu 6 Feb 14

smhinto says...

A bit of a stinker!!
A bit of a stinker!! smhinto
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1:11pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Benagain says...

Traffic light alley was at its worse this morning. On the way into Poole this morning it took 30 minutes to get from the beyond the schools.
Traffic light alley was at its worse this morning. On the way into Poole this morning it took 30 minutes to get from the beyond the schools. Benagain
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1:08pm Sun 9 Feb 14

Uptonian2 says...

It's been lovely without any traffic just like Upton should be, back to normal levels next week where you'll be doing the same as you've been doing but in the opposite direction ROFL!!!!!!
It's been lovely without any traffic just like Upton should be, back to normal levels next week where you'll be doing the same as you've been doing but in the opposite direction ROFL!!!!!! Uptonian2
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