Works won’t now start on 27th July as advertised, since the build-outs will need to be removed to allow short stretches of one way traffic with temporary signals. Cllr Linda Jones has also pushed for the ever deepening potholes (marked with white lines!) to be filled quickly otherwise that whole section of road could collapse.
The planned work is as follows:
- Phase 1, when it starts will be between Mortimer Rd and Guest Rd, with two way signals. This will last 4 weeks and initially the closed section will be on the shops side as Triio accesses the new gas main (laid last year) to do the connections to the shops. After that the closed section will be the pavements on the residential side, with temporary footways created in the roadway, so still a one way section for traffic but on the other side of the road. They will be connecting individual properties to the new gas main.
- Phase 2 will be between Guest Rd and Mackenzie Rd and will take around 3 weeks. There will be 3-way signals to enable exit/entry from side roads. Again works will start on the shops side and then move to the residential side.