Repairs to the road surface within the Hard Interchange are set to get underway this year.

Portsmouth City Council announces plans for vital long-term repairs to completely replace the road surface within the Hard Interchange. The work will be carried out by Mildren Construction Limited. As agreed at the public Transport Decision Meeting on Thursday, work will start no earlier than 10 June 2024 and will continue for just under five months. These essential improvements will ensure that the transport hub will be operational for many years to come.

To maintain an uninterrupted service for the thousands of commuters who rely on the Hard Interchange, temporary adjustments will be made. This will ensure people travelling through the area can rely on an uninterrupted public transport service. Further information on the location of bus stops and the taxi ranks will be communicated nearer the time.

Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Cabinet Member for Transport, said: “Addressing the challenges with the surface layer of the Hard Interchange is crucial. While we acknowledge the inconvenience these works may entail, prioritising the long-term viability of this transportation hub is imperative. We will keep all service users and those in the local community updated ahead of the works.”

Portsmouth City Council’s legal team are dealing with claims arising from the original works.

Temporary repairs will continue to be made before the work begins, to keep the transport hub operational.

The Hard Interchange