Relief Road Update
Statement of information made available to the Parish Council in respect of the Relief road update 16/10/19
Due to yet more unforeseen problems, the contractors are now aiming for a mid-November or early December completion date.
Below is an overview of the issues, all of which are outside the contractor's control.
1) Airport issues
Due to security requirements there is a minimum distance required between the fence and the new road, also a minimum height of the fence above the road. The present construction does not comply to these requirements. A 'fix' is required that may include the need to raise the chain link fencing (distance and height) or possible replace with mesh weld fencing. As this is a security issue this will need CAA approval and to that end the lane nearest to the fence must remain closed. This means the lights will need to remain until that work is complete.
2) LCC issues
Park Lane/Back Lane
A drainage channel to take water run-off needs to be dug almost the length of the new road from the Park Lane roundabout down to the Back Lane roundabout to prevent the shrubbery being washed away.
The Park Lane junction with new roundabout requires the road levels sorting but that can't be done until relief road is open. Traffic lights will need to remain until that work is done.
Back Lane resurfacing is to take place next week. At that point the lights should be able to be taken down except when any additional work may be required.
3) Red Lining (Red Route)
LCC requires this to be done the length of the new road all in one go, hence the road can't be opened in its entirety until this is in place. Most of the new signage is available but some is still on order, hopefully available and in place soon.
Contact details for contractors
St Patricks House
Telephone: 01543 682 564
Posted: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 12:54 by Fiona Palmer