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Posted: Thu, 30 Jul 2020 09:11 by Susan Halkett
Multi-Disciplinary Project Update Bulletin 10 – 30.7.2020
Clearance of vegetation, tree removal, regrading of verges, footpath works, CCTV surveys of existing drainage pipelines and installation of drainage and kerbing were completed in Phase 4, which runs northwards from Main Street, Upper Stowe to Main Street, Church Stowe on Wednesday 29th July 2020.
Similar works in Phase 5, which runs northwards from Main Street, Church Stowe to Heyford Lane, Stowe Hill and Phase 6, which runs northwards from Heyford Lane, Stowe Hill to Weedon Bec will be substantially completed by Friday 31st July 2020. More »
NB: We are planning to return to Phases 5 and 6 on Monday 17th August 2020. This is so that we can repair existing surface water drainage pipelines using trenchless technology and also excavate to replace pipelines damaged by others. These works are expected to take approximately two weeks or so and will run concurrently until one of the phases is completed.
Our next and final weekend closure is between 8pm Friday 31st July and 6am Monday 3 rd August 2020 in both Phase 1, which runs northwards from Tove roundabout (A43) to Banbury Lane / Butcher's Lane crossroads, Foster's Booth and Phase 2, which runs northwards from Banbury Lane / Butcher's Lane crossroads, Foster's Booth to Northampton Road (Litchborough).
Works in these phases will run concurrently and are planned as follows:
- During the period between 8pm Friday – 6am Saturday: Shallow depth milling of an area within both carriageways in Phase 1, just south of the Duncote turn. Milling of lay-bys in Phase 1. Milling across all carriageways in Phase 2, just north of the Cornhill turn.
- During the period between 8am Saturday – 12 noon Sunday: Installation of 225mm diameter surface water pipeline in trench, across all carriageways in Phase 2, just north of the Cornhill turn and also excavate to replace pipelines in verge damaged by others.
- During the period between 12 noon Sunday and 6am Monday: Shallow depth resurfacing of an area within both carriageways in Phase 1, just south of the Duncote turn. Resurfacing of lay-bys in Phase 1 Resurfacing across all carriageways in Phase 2, just north of the Cornhill turn. Installation of road markings to resurfaced areas.
NB: During the works in Phase 1, only permitted escorted access will be available northwards from the hard closure point north of Bairstow's Lodge beyond Jack's Hill Café and southwards from the Banbury Lane / Butcher's Lane crossroads in Foster's Booth.
During the works in Phase 2, there will be no local southbound access from the hard closure point at Northampton Road (Litchborough) to Foster's Booth. Local northbound access from Foster's Booth will only be available as far as the Cornhill turn. However, access across the Banbury Lane / Butcher's Lane crossroads will be available at all times over the weekend, with the hard closure point in Phase 2 for northbound local traffic being located on the northern outskirts of Foster's Booth.
We are also continuing the relining of existing drainage pipes under the grass verge near Weedon Motocross Track in Phase 3, which runs northwards from Northampton Road (Litchborough) to Main Street, Upper Stowe. These relining works will be carried out between 8am and 6pm on both Saturday and Sunday under temporary 2-way traffic signal control.
From 8pm Monday 3rd August 2020 we shall be in Phase1 for two to three nights completing repairs to existing surface water drainage pipelines using trenchless technology. We shall also be in Phase 2, from that time until 6am Saturday 15th August 2020, to continue installing addition surface water drainage north of the Cornhill turn, replacing existing road gullies near Northampton Road (Litchborough) and resurfacing footpaths.
Please note that works in these phases, which are being carried out during the period between 8pm and 6am Mondays to Fridays inclusive, are planned to run concurrently for two to three nights until the pipeline repairs in Phase 1 are completed. To maintain a safe environment for our workforce and road users, the A5 will be closed to through traffic between the Towcester Roundabout (A43) and Weedon crossroads during our working hours. All carriageways will remain open, as usual, when we are not working.
Please also note that all our planned road works may be subject to change due to weather conditions, unforeseen circumstances or restrictions placed on us as a result of the Coronavirus emergency. I apologise for any disruption our works may cause. Please plan ahead and allow extra time for your journey. For further information, please contact: Mike Healy Public Liaison Officer – Working on behalf of Highways England
Email : infoA5jackshill@forkers.com
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Posted: Tue, 12 May 2020 08:59 by Susan Halkett
Message from Daventry District Council
You'll be aware that Government have asked local District Councils to make the necessary preparations to re-open Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) which is a decision we fully support, and one that we know our residents are passionate about. I'm pleased to share that, in line with guidance from DEFRA, the centres will be open again from Monday 18th May for residents to dispose of essential household waste. More »
Re-opening the centres at this time does come with its challenges, and we are anticipating a large number of visits, particularly in the first few weeks of them being up and running again, as with more people being at home than normal, coupled with the good weather we are having, residents are likely to have been busy with household and garden projects.
We are asking that only essential journeys are made to the HWRCs, and for residents to only use them if waste or recycling cannot be stored safely at home without causing injury, harm or risk to health. If waste can be temporarily stored in a way that does not pose a risk, then we are asking people to keep it at home and not make the journey to a HWRC. Additionally, and in line with Public Health England guidance, residents who are vulnerable, or who are showing symptoms which may indicate COVID-19, should not visit household recycling centres.
We have a robust plan in place to help residents dispose of essential household waste at the centres at this difficult time, to ensure the safety of themselves and staff. As always, the health and safety of the Key Workers delivering services at the centres is of high priority, and in addition to the restrictions already in place at the HWRCs, staff will not be able to assist the public with carrying their waste as they usually do. Social distancing measures will be present to protect the public and staff, with clear signage on display which will include restricting the number of vehicles allowed on site at any one time, and a one way system for vehicles and pedestrians.
With the expected increase in visitors to sites, and reduced capacity to comply with social distancing rules, it is anticipated that queues are highly likely. As such, officers will be on hand to help marshal traffic to ensure that no obstructions are caused. Sites may have to close temporarily throughout the day if demand becomes too high, to enable safe operations and allow traffic to disperse from the highway.