As part of the roadworks currently underway in the Church Road area, Hampshire Highways plan to close Church Road between the hours of 09:00 and 16:30 from 9th May to 20th May 2022. The local diversion will be via Chapel Street and Mary Lane.
The Parish Council has been in contact with Hampshire Highways and Southern Water pointing out that this route is not suitable for heavy vehicles, in particular the large tankers that regularly visit the water treatment plant on Steventon Road. As a result, an alternative diversion via Trenchards Lane and Oakley Lane has been agreed. Southern Water has confirmed that all their depots have been informed to ensure that all drivers have been made aware.
North Waltham School has also been informed so that parents can be forewarned and plan accordingly.
Clearly the diversions are not ideal and it is likely that traffic issues will result but Hampshire Highways have been unable to identify any other alternative routes.