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ESSENTIAL MAINTENANCE WORKS: A5 JACK’S HILL Multi-Disciplinary Project Addendum to Update Bulletin 4 – 3.4.2020
Posted: Fri, 03 Apr 2020 13:38 by Susan Halkett
Since Update 4 was posted on 19th March 2020, we have carried out milling and resurfacing of the southbound lane of the A5 in Phase 1, together with installation of temporary and permanent road markings in the following locations:
- Northwards for a length of approximately 240 metres from a point south of the access to Bell Plantation. These works were carried out on the night of 25th / 26th March 2020.
- Northwards for a length of approximately 700 Metres from a point just north of Jack's Hill Café to approximately 120 metres past the Caldecote turn. These works were carried out last weekend.
We are currently planning to carry out a mixture of reconstruction and resurfacing of the footpath alongside the southbound lane of the A5 in Phase 1 between 8pm Friday 3rd and 6am Monday 6th April 2020 in the following locations: More »
- Northwards for a length of approximately 440 metres from a point just north of the access to Bell Plantation to just north of Jack's Hill Café.
- Northwards for a length of approximately 600 metres from a point approximately 340 metres south of the Astcote turn to approximately 260 metres past the Astcote turn.
Please note that these footpath works need to be completed before resurfacing of the adjacent carriageway can be carried out. This is to minimise the likelihood of damage to a newly resurfaced length of carriageway which could occur if the sequence was reversed.
We are also carrying out drainage and kerbing works in Phase 1 during this weekend.
Access across the A5 at the Banbury Lane / Butcher's Lane crossroads will be maintained over this weekend. Please take care when using the crossroads and follow any instructions given by the Traffic Marshals.
Drainage, kerbing and footpath works are continuing during weeknights in Phase 1, which runs northwards from Tove roundabout (A43) to the Banbury Lane / Butcher's Lane crossroads in Foster's Booth and Phase 2, which runs northwards from Banbury Lane / Butchers's Lane crossroads in Foster's Booth to Northampton Road (Litchborough).
We have also started overnight site clearance and tree removal in Phase 3, which runs northwards from Northampton Road (Litchborough) to Main Street, Upper Stowe.
Please note that overnight works in Phases 1, 2 and 3 will run concurrently from now until Thursday 9th April and for approximately two weeks after Sunday 19th April 2020. However, access across the A5 at the Banbury Lane / Butchers's Lane crossroads in Foster's Booth will be maintained whenever possible. As previously requested, please take care when using the crossroads and follow any instructions given by the Traffic Marshals.
All overnight works are carried out between 8pm and 6am Mondays to Fridays inclusive. Please note that no works will be carried out on the A5 between Tove roundabout (A43) and Weedon Bec from 6am Thursday 9th April until 8pm Monday 20th April 2020. This is to accommodate both the Easter Holiday period and works on the M1 motorway which will require the A5 as a possible diversion route.
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 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, 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:
Public Liaison Officer – Working on behalf of Highways England
Customer Contact Centre: 0300 123 5000 www.highwaysengland.co.uk » Less
Posted: Fri, 27 Mar 2020 08:58 by Susan Halkett
A number of #COVID19 related phishing emails have been reported to Action Fraud. These emails attempt to trick you into opening malicious attachments which could lead to fraudsters stealing your personal information, logins, passwords, or banking details.
1) Watch out for scam messages
Don't click on the links or attachments in suspicious emails, and never respond to unsolicited messages and calls that ask for your personal or financial details. More »
2) Shopping online:
If you're making a purchase from a company or person you don't know and trust, carry out some research first, and ask a friend or family member for advice before completing the purchase. If you decide to go ahead with the purchase, use a credit card if you have one, as most major credit card providers insure online purchases.
For more information on how to shop online safely, please visit: https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/shoponlinesafely
3) Protect your devices from the latest threats:
Always install the latest software and app updates to protect your devices from the latest threats.
Posted: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 14:13 by Susan Halkett
Following Government guidelines, Weedon Bec Parish Council has today closed Croft Way and Cavalry Field play equipment areas until further notice.
Because of the positioning of the play equipment on Jubilee Field it is difficult to cordon off, but we strongly recommend that the play equipment is not used.
These measures have been taken to help protect residents from the CORONAVIRUS.