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Posted: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 11:44 by Susan Halkett
I'm pleased to confirm that we have completed our essential maintenance scheme on the A5 between Kilsby and Weedon.
Works carried out on this scheme included clearing vegetation, cutting back shrubs, hedges and trees, felling of some trees within ditches, clearance of rubbish from lay-bys including hazardous materials such as sharp needles, jetting and CCTV inspection of existing surface water drainage pipelines, installation of new road gullies and surface water drainage pipelines, repair of damaged drainage pipes using both trenchless technology and complete replacement requiring excavation, replacement of covers, gratings and frames to access chambers and road gullies, both standard kerbing and kerbing combined with drainage outlets, ditch clearing, construction of headwalls to pipe outlets in ditches, reprofiling of verges, excavation and removal of existing footpath surfacing, replacement of footpath surfacing, milling and removal of existing carriageway surfacing, replacement of carriageway surfacing, High Friction surfacing, road markings and installation of road studs, traffic loops and expansion joints.. More »
The road was fully re-opened to through traffic by 6am on Saturday 11th January 2020.
All traffic management signs, cones and barriers associated with this scheme will have been removed from the road network and lay-bys reopened.
Please accept my thanks for the co-operation given and the patience and understanding you have shown during these essential works.
Please note that, as the works are now completed, the scheme email address and designated 'phone number will cease to be operational from 5pm this afternoon. Any issues should be directed to the Highways England Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000 or at www.highwaysengland.co.uk
Finally, I'd like to take this opportunity, on behalf of everybody in the team who delivered this scheme i.e. Highways England East Midlands Asset Delivery, Kier Plc, Forkers Ltd, HW. Martin (Traffic Management) Ltd, Tarmac Aggregates Ltd, Wilson & Scott Highways Ltd, J. McCann Ltd, Ground Control Ltd., NMCN Ltd. and Volker Laser Ltd, to wish you all a Happy and prosperous New Year.
Public Liaison Officer – Working on behalf of Highways England
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Posted: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 08:45 by Susan Halkett
As you may be aware, Highways England will be carrying out essential maintenance works to the A5 between Tove roundabout (A43) and Weedon until the end of July 2020.
These works are programmed to commence on Monday 13th January 2020.
The initial works to Phase 1 (from Tove roundabout (A43) to the Banbury Lane / Butcher's Lane crossroads, Foster's Booth) includes vegetation clearance before bird nesting season commences and surveys of existing drainage pipelines. More »
These particular works will be carried out overnight between 8pm and 6am Mondays to Fridays inclusive and are programmed to take approximately two weeks. Please note that the A5, between Tove roundabout (A43) and Weedon, will remain open as usual when we are not working and winter maintenance work, i.e. gritting of the road, will be carried out as normal. Please also note that all our planned road works may be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.
Local businesses will be open as usual during these essential works so please continue to use these and ask others to do the same. I'm sure that your local business community would appreciate it.
I apologise for any disruption our works may cause. Please plan ahead and allow extra time for your journey.
For further information, please contact:
Public Liaison Officer – Working on behalf of Highways England
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Posted: Fri, 20 Dec 2019 12:23 by Susan Halkett
Message from Highways England
I am writing to let you know that we will be carrying out essential maintenance work on the A5, between Towcester Roundabout and Weedon.
During this comprehensive scheme of work, we will carry out tree and vegetation clearance, repair and replace damaged drains, clear and re-profile drainage ditches, resurface and re-align the carriageway to remove flat spots, renew the footway and damaged kerbs, refresh road markings, install skid resistance surfacing and install road studs and traffic loops. More »
Once completed, all road users will benefit from improved road safety and a smoother carriageway.
When will the work take place?
Work is due to start early January 2020 and is scheduled for completion by the end of July 2020.
To keep our programme for these works as short as possible and to minimise disruption to the local community, residents, business and road users, we will work:
• between 8pm and 6am, Monday to Friday (week night closures)
• from 8pm Friday until 6am Monday (full weekend closures on selected weekends)
Please note that all our planned works are subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.
How will the work affect traffic?
To maintain a safe environment for our workforce and road users, the A5 will be closed to through traffic between the Towcester Roundabout and Weedon crossroads during our working hours. All carriageways will remain open, as usual, when we are not working.
During these closures we will put in place fully signed diversion routes which have been agreed with the Local Authority.
How will the work affect businesses and residents?
We will make sure that access to businesses and residences is maintained wherever possible. Please be assured that all winter maintenance work i.e. gritting of the roads will be carried out as usual too.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused and will do our very best to complete the work as quickly as possible, keeping disturbances and noise to a minimum.
If you have any questions about this work, please contact our Public Liaison Officer, Mike Healy, as follows:
• Email: infoA5jackshill@forkers.com • Telephone: 07964 114623
Alternatively, you can contact our Highways England Customer Contact Centre as follows:
• Email: firstname.lastname@example.org • Telephone: 0300 123 5000
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