Reopening the B3004 during school exams.

The road will be open, in both directions, from 6 May to 28 June 2024.

Our multi million pound launched this Spring; boosting the power supply to future-proof the electricity network for homes and businesses in the Alton and Bordon area of East Hampshire.

We’re investing £10.6million to boost Bordon’s electricity network.

Starting in May 2023 and running through until September 2024, the Alton to Bordon investment project is installing 18km of cabling that will serve the needs of the area's 30,000 customers for many years to come.

Where are the team working?

Liphook Road – Liphook Road are taking longer to complete due to unforeseen engineering difficulties which require further exploratory work.

Works on Liphook Road will continue until 31 March. The team will then reopen the road but will need to return to finish the works (between junction with Elderberry Road and the junction with Mill Chase Road) on a date to be agreed with Hampshire County Council. We understand these works are frustrating and are working as quickly as possible to complete them.

Worldham Hill (B3004) - The works are scheduled to run until 5 May 2024. A second team is joining from 5 April until 5 May, once the works on Mill Chase Road are completed.

Please note: this is subject to safe working with space for our construction wagons to pass safely.

Green Street (B3004) - 11 March to 5 May 2024. The team are starting from the bottom of Worldham Hill and Meadow Farm and will move in an easterly direction towards Kingsley.

Pedestrian access is maintained throughout. See our interactive map below for details on the full programme of work and to see where our team is working.

Where are the team going next? 

Standford Lane – Works on Standford Lane are delayed until further notice. Structural survey works are due to be undertaken on a listed building on Standford Lane, prior to works starting. Once the survey work is undertaken and completed, a new date for works on Standford Lane will be agreed with Hampshire County Council.  

We understand the works are frustrating and apologise for the inconvenience that these are causing.

All revised dates are subject to Hampshire County Council Agreeing to these Proposals.

For the rest of the programme, see our interactive map below.

Will the whole road be closed off?

No, we don’t close a road end to end. The road will be closed to through traffic, but local access will be maintained, in both directions, up to the section of road where the team is working.

To find the location of the team, visit our interactive map below.

A diversion route is provided

When we close a road, a temporary diversion route will be in place. The diversion route must be suitable for all diverted traffic and be of a similar grade of carriageway. Road signage will direct traffic to use the shortest available route, which meets these requirements.

There are other shorter routes available for cars and vans, which local road users may choose to use. However, these will not be signed in case HGVs follow the route.

Join us at our community events

As part of our commitment to keeping the local community informed, we have held six community drop-in events to date.

Why we're boosting the electricity network

As a result of significant redevelopment in and around the Bordon area, the existing electricity network is unable to meet the forecast increase in demand over the coming years. To overcome this shortfall, we’re installing a new primary substation in the Bordon area.

In addition the replacement and upgrading of existing infrastructure, we are also upgrading connections at the associated substations. This investment in the latest technology will ensure the strength and reliability of Alton and Bordon’s power networks, keeping electricity flowing to those living and working in the area.

Minimising travel disruption and noise are our priority 

The nature of these work means that some sections of the upgrade will require a temporary traffic management system to be put into pace. These measures are being planned by SSEN in close collaboration with Highways England and local authorities, including East Hampshire District Council, with any customers in the affected vicinity being notified in advance.

We understand that these works may cause some disruption and noise, but we will follow industry best practices to ensure our contractors do everything they can to minimise any inconvenience. Look out for our maintenance signs across the road network for further information and diversions.

Details of the traffic management system will also be available on this page, together with any diversionary routes.    

We have the environment in mind

The works are futureproofing and strengthening your area’s power supply to cope with severe weather events. It will also help support greater uptake of low carbon technologies.

Discover more on our Smarter Electricity page.

Find real time updates with our interactive map.

You can view our interactive map to provide real-time updates on the progress of our works. Each section of work is represented with a different colour and the pin shows the location of our team. You can click on each section of works for details of when the team will be in that location.

You can also download our diversion route maps at the bottom of this page.  

Commonly asked questions

For all Frequently Asked Questions, please refer to the 'Alton-Bordon FAQs' below.

Download our resources

You can download our diversion routes, newsletters, and flyers so that you can share them in your community. As our project progresses we will provide you with the latest materials for you to download here.