Gridlock in Hamworthy to continue as work on Blandford Road to continue until next week

TRAFFIC CHAOS: Roadworks in Hamworthy

TRAFFIC CHAOS: Roadworks in Hamworthy

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THE burst sewer which is causing traffic chaos in Hamworthy, Poole, is unlikely to be repaired this week.

Complications and the close proximity of a gas main has meant the 40 metre section of the main Blandford Road is likely to be closed until early next week.

The highway was closed a week ago today between Turlin Moor and Allens Lane, causing near-gridlock at peak times on the main road, while buses have had to be re-routed.

“It’s becoming a bugbear,” said Turlin Moor resident Julie Bagwell.

Residents of the estate can turn right and head towards Poole, but cannot turn left towards Upton.

“People are frustrated, as they were the first time,” she said.

“A collapsed storm sewer caused a four-day closure of the road in November 2012 and in May that year a water main in the road had burst twice in three weeks in the same place.

“The pipes were laid at the same time, to me it’s logical to have made sure of the sewage pipe then.”

She added: “It must be a nightmare for people having to drop off children at different schools.”

Today Southern Gas Network is due to shut off a gas main close to the sewer.

Residents should not be affected as the supply will be re-routed and sewage will continue to be taken away by tanker.

Wessex Water’s sewerage services manager Andy Gale said: “Repairs are progressing well despite the poor ground conditions.

“We are now waiting for a high-pressurised gas main, that runs parallel to our sewer, to be moved before we can continue with repairs.

“Staff will continue to work 24 hours a day to get the work completed as quickly as possible.”

He added: “We’re sorry for the inconvenience this work is causing and remind people that businesses are open as usual.”

However Upton is “very quiet” said Cllr Fred Drane. “And now Wessex Water has put up enough signs on the double roundabout, lorries are not going down Blandford Road and having to turn back.”

Around 500 residents are being kept up to date by Wessex Water by text message and there are updates on the company’s website.

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7:34am Tue 11 Feb 14

alasdair1967 says...

Nothing to do with the tons of concrete they used last time having to be dug out is it so the rush hour gridlock will continue then
Nothing to do with the tons of concrete they used last time having to be dug out is it so the rush hour gridlock will continue then alasdair1967
  • Score: 10

7:51am Tue 11 Feb 14

Cordite says...

Scottish Gas Network???
Scottish Gas Network??? Cordite
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8:11am Tue 11 Feb 14

typ nowhere says...

Cordite wrote:
Scottish Gas Network???
You would have thought that when they were writing the article that something there was not right and a little more investigation was required. How about Southern Gas Networks or its parent company Scotia Gas Networks echo reporter.
[quote][p][bold]Cordite[/bold] wrote: Scottish Gas Network???[/p][/quote]You would have thought that when they were writing the article that something there was not right and a little more investigation was required. How about Southern Gas Networks or its parent company Scotia Gas Networks echo reporter. typ nowhere
  • Score: 0

8:15am Tue 11 Feb 14

alasdair1967 says...

Update twin sails bridge closed blanford road currently gridlocked
Update twin sails bridge closed blanford road currently gridlocked alasdair1967
  • Score: 6

9:32am Tue 11 Feb 14

Tjones:) says...

because off the closed road people are using holes bay & sterte road & on sterte road are driving 30/40 mph ( on a 20mph road )
because off the closed road people are using holes bay & sterte road & on sterte road are driving 30/40 mph ( on a 20mph road ) Tjones:)
  • Score: 2

10:00am Tue 11 Feb 14

Old Colonial says...

Tjones:) wrote:
because off the closed road people are using holes bay & sterte road & on sterte road are driving 30/40 mph ( on a 20mph road )
Where's the 'Safety Partnership' speed catchers when you need them?
[quote][p][bold]Tjones:)[/bold] wrote: because off the closed road people are using holes bay & sterte road & on sterte road are driving 30/40 mph ( on a 20mph road )[/p][/quote]Where's the 'Safety Partnership' speed catchers when you need them? Old Colonial
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10:25am Tue 11 Feb 14

phonehome says...

This gets more like a "Carry on" film every day, we even have a Cllr Fred Drane!
This gets more like a "Carry on" film every day, we even have a Cllr Fred Drane! phonehome
  • Score: 3

12:25pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Abc1970 says...

On the upside, getting home through Upton is an absolute dream at the moment, no traffic at all for a change there!
On the upside, getting home through Upton is an absolute dream at the moment, no traffic at all for a change there! Abc1970
  • Score: 7

1:26pm Tue 11 Feb 14

HDI says...

The railway line will be closed between Bournemouth and Dorchester South on Sunday for planned engineering work and the work on Blandford Road will affect the replacement bus service. I've requested details of what the arrangements are going to be from Southwest Trains, but given that they took more than 2 months to reply the last time I contacted them I'm not holding my breath.
The railway line will be closed between Bournemouth and Dorchester South on Sunday for planned engineering work and the work on Blandford Road will affect the replacement bus service. I've requested details of what the arrangements are going to be from Southwest Trains, but given that they took more than 2 months to reply the last time I contacted them I'm not holding my breath. HDI
  • Score: 3

1:27pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Flo5869 says...

I heard that it's going to be about 2 months!! - Oh Joy:-)
I heard that it's going to be about 2 months!! - Oh Joy:-) Flo5869
  • Score: -1

1:54pm Tue 11 Feb 14

live-and-let-live says...

we also have the mess of traffic lights, barriers and hi-viz jackets at the queen Mary junction as the mistakes in road planning are "rectified",, and more mess of lights and barriers at the Lagland street corner
we also have the mess of traffic lights, barriers and hi-viz jackets at the queen Mary junction as the mistakes in road planning are "rectified",, and more mess of lights and barriers at the Lagland street corner live-and-let-live
  • Score: 4

4:55pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Dilligaf08 says...

I've got no sympathy for people on Turlin Moor who can't get their kids to school (not including secondary schools) as there is a perfectly good school on the estate that had a better OFSTED rating than many others.
I've got no sympathy for people on Turlin Moor who can't get their kids to school (not including secondary schools) as there is a perfectly good school on the estate that had a better OFSTED rating than many others. Dilligaf08
  • Score: 7

3:59am Wed 12 Feb 14

hamworthygirl says...

Flo5869 wrote:
I heard that it's going to be about 2 months!! - Oh Joy:-)
lots of rumours check the wessex water website for daily updates i doubt they know when it will be finished


http://www.wessexwat
er.co.uk/news/threec
ol.aspx?id=11141
[quote][p][bold]Flo5869[/bold] wrote: I heard that it's going to be about 2 months!! - Oh Joy:-)[/p][/quote]lots of rumours check the wessex water website for daily updates i doubt they know when it will be finished http://www.wessexwat er.co.uk/news/threec ol.aspx?id=11141 hamworthygirl
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10:36am Wed 12 Feb 14

sadiesadie says...

I was stuck for 50 minutes leaving turlin moor as soon as i got to twin sails traffic light traffic flowed fine. Its the same on the way home bumper to bumper over twin sails bridge once you pass the lights at the coop traffic is fine, maybe the traffic lights should be sorted out so the traffic flows better
I was stuck for 50 minutes leaving turlin moor as soon as i got to twin sails traffic light traffic flowed fine. Its the same on the way home bumper to bumper over twin sails bridge once you pass the lights at the coop traffic is fine, maybe the traffic lights should be sorted out so the traffic flows better sadiesadie
  • Score: 1

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