No end in sight for roadworks causing traffic chaos in the conurbation

Works at Fountain Roundabout (left) and Iford Roundabout (right) <i>(Image: NQ)</i>
Works at Fountain Roundabout (left) and Iford Roundabout (right) (Image: NQ)

EMERGENCY works are continuing to cause delays on main roads in the conurbation.

SGN are continuing to carry out repairs at Fountain Roundabout in Christchurch and Iford Roundabout in Bournemouth, with no end in sight for either location.

At Iford, four-way traffic lights remain in place on all approaches to the roundabout while SGN work to repair a “major gas leak”.

Read more: Emergency repairs ongoing for gas leak at Iford Foundabout

Temporary repairs have already been made at the site, but specialist contractors are now working to replace the affected pipes.

The utility company said this would provide a “bespoke, permanent solution to minimise future disruption” and “ensure the community receives a safe and reliable gas supply for many years to come”.

It added that it was working extended hours to finish the work “as soon as possible”.

Repairs are also ongoing at Fountain Roundabout following a gas leak.

SGN says its engineers have located the leak on the affected pipe and work is ongoing to fix this.

The bus lane at the roundabout remains closed and affected buses are being diverted.

No end date has been given for the works.