Repairs to Portsmouth transport hub start today
Temporary surfacing repairs are starting today (Wednesday) at a busy Portsmouth transport hub.
The work at The Hard Interchange will fix damage caused to its surface and is essential to ensure the continued safe operation of the bus and coach station.
Portsmouth City Council is in discussions over a permanent solution to the on-going problems associated with the Interchange.
Repairs will happen at night to minimise disruption to bus services and measures are being taken to ensure noise is kept to a minimum.
Residents and businesses in the area have been sent letters explaining what is happening.
Cllr Lynne Stagg, Portsmouth City Council’s Cabinet Member for Traffic and Transportation, said “We’re sorry for the inconvenience caused to local residents and businesses while temporary repairs continue and we are very grateful for everyone’s patience and understanding.
“Our goal is to replace the surface completely and alleviate all the current problems, so that the Interchange can withstand wear and tear for many years to come, but we need to complete discussions with the designer and contractor that have been delayed due to the pandemic. The ongoing costs for temporary repairs are part of the current discussions.”
The Hard Interchange is a bus and coach station owned and operated by Portsmouth City Council.
Linking with Portsmouth Harbour Rail Station, the Gosport Ferry and the Isle of Wight, there are currently around 850 local bus departures and 70 scheduled intercity coach departures per day.
It is the closest stop for many of Portsmouth’s attractions, including Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Southsea.
Information on bus & coach tickets and routes can be found by contacting the relevant bus or coach operator.
Anyone that has any questions or concerns about the resurfacing, should contact the contractor Colas on 023 9231 0900.