Months of utility works on Staplers, Newport to start in the New Year

Work begins on Monday 7 January 2019 and should finish by mid-April 2019 say Southern Water.

Roadworks lights:

Together with our delivery partner Clancy Docwra, we’re reducing mains bursts and ensuring a reliable water supply for your community, by investing £400,000 to replace 500 metres of old water mains in Staplers Road, Newport.

We really appreciate your patience while we make these improvements and will finish the work as quickly as we can.

We’ll hold a drop-in event for residents in January to update you and answer any questions – we’ll share details as soon as possible.

If you can’t find the information you’re looking for here, please call our customer service team on 0330 303 0368

When the work is happening
We’ll start work at the junction with School Lane/Cross Lane on Monday 7 January 2019.

We’ll progress east along Staplers Road, and should finish at the junction with Mayfield Drive by mid-April 2019.

The work could be extended if we find any unexpected issues.

If we need to turn off your water
If we need to turn off your water for a short time (to connect you to the new mains, for example) we’ll let you know at least 48 hours before.

If you, or someone you look after, has specific water needs please call us on the number above and we’ll do our best to help.

Changes to traffic
To complete this work safely, this section of Staplers Road will have one lane closed and become one-way. If you live in this section of Staplers Road, you’ll have full vehicle access at all times, but because of the lane closure we suggest allowing a little more time for your journeys.

If you’re heading:

east (away from Newport) you can use Staplers Road as usual
west (towards Newport) you’ll follow clearly-signed diversions through Wootton or Blackwater.
We’ve let local bus companies know about these changes – please check locally for their signs about any temporary bus stops.

Maps of Staplers Road

Image: svensson under CC BY 2.0

Monday, 24th December, 2018 9:30am

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8 Comments on "Months of utility works on Staplers, Newport to start in the New Year"

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walkingwizard

So, knowing that the queues are INTO Newport they stop people coming in via Staplers and make the problem much worse on Fairlee which is already Choca. Why can’t they make it one way INTO Newport in the morning up to about 15:00 and then change the direction to allow people leaving work to get up Staplers?

chartman

That would make so much sense… so NO chance.Bunch of half wits..

happycloud

So this isn’t an emergency it’s planned works, then I look forward to southern water resurfacing the road to how it is now, not just a bl**dy channel where their replacement works are…….

Rhos yr Alarch

Let’s hope any closure of Staplers Rd will not co-incide with the complete re-building of North Fairlee Road, which surely cannot be left much longer…? Fingers crossed the new water main will not need repeated unplanned later adjustments, as experienced in Ryde…

richardshanklinite

I hope there is more than a gang of 3 doing the work and 4 managers doing nothing. As this is a large job hopefully they will be at least two gangs one at each end?

laurentian

Why when I click on “view the location of this story” does the map show central London?

I was hoping to see where the problem was, and if it would affect me on my very occasional visits to Newport!

Sally Perry

The geo-location function defaults to London, but when this article was published the plugin was not working properly. Have now turned it off to avoid confusion.

laurentian

I went back to the earlier story to try and find out just where the problem was.

This was the comment/question I posted there :-

Why when I click on “view the location of this story” does the map show central London?

I was hoping to see where the problem was, and if it would affect me on my very occasional visits to Newport!