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Road restrictions warnings for Paget, Warwick and Southampton

Earlier roadworks on Harbour Road in Paget (File photograph)

Drivers were today advised to avoid a section of Harbour Road while repairs and painting are carried out at a house.

The westbound lane will be closed between Valley Road and Highwood Lane after months of works nearby were completed in January.

A notice from the Ministry of Public Works said that “house repairs and painting works will commence at Casa Rosa located at 102 Harbour Road, Paget”.

It added that the lane closure will run from Saturday, March 5 to Sunday, March 20 and working hours will be from 9am to 4pm.

The notice said: “The public is advised to avoid this section of Harbour Road, and are encouraged to use detour routes via Chapel Road and Lovers Lane.

“Traffic controls will be under direction of Loper’s Investment Haven representatives and will be managed through traffic control temporary signals and signage.”

Roadworks on Harbour Road finished earlier this year after months of disruption to road users.

The work to repair a stretch of wall between Highwood Lane and Lover’s Lane started last June and was scheduled for completion in early August 2021 at a cost of $250,000.

But a dispute with a landowner was partly blamed for delays.

The extent of the work also turned out to be bigger than first expected.

Wayne Furbert, the acting public works minister at the time, told the public in January that he was unable to say how much over budget the job had run.

He said then: “Well, the full numbers are still being worked out on. There may be some cost overruns but we’re going to be getting our money from other parts of the budget that we may have some savings on.”

Mr Furbert insisted that the overruns would not be significant.

Another notice published this week announced a partial road closure for Belco trenching work in Southampton.

Camp Hill, south of Middle Road, will be partly closed so that the electricity company can link its work from Middle Road to the Camp Hill substation.

The notice said: “A road closure from the junction of Middle Road to the parking lot entrance of Sousa’s garden will need to be implemented in order to carry out the works.

“The partial road closure will take place Monday, March 7, 2022 until approximately Monday April 11, 2022.

“Working hours will be from 7:30am to 6:30pm daily.

“Traffic controls will be under direction of Intelligent Trenching representatives and will be managed through traffic control signals, signage and barricades.

“The motoring public is advised to seek alternative routes via Scenic Heights Pass and Khyber Pass.

“Vehicular access to Sousa’s garden centre will only be from the south side coming down on Camp Hill and by foot from Heron Bay MarketPlace parking lot.”

It added that detour routes will be signposted.

The notices both said: “The Ministry of Public Works wishes to encourage the full co-operation of the public and apologises for any inconvenience that may result.”

Questions about either of the projects should be directed to Tina Beer-Searle, the acting principal highways engineer at the public works ministry, on 501-3044.

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Published March 02, 2022 at 1:30 pm (Updated March 02, 2022 at 1:30 pm)

Road restrictions warnings for Paget, Warwick and Southampton

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