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Posted: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 10:28 by Susan Halkett
Update Bulletin 9 – 9.7.2020
Clearance of vegetation, tree removal, regrading of verges, footpath works, CCTV surveys of existing drainage pipelines and installation of drainage and kerbing are currently being carried out in both Phase 4, which runs northwards from Main Street, Upper Stowe to Main Street, Church Stowe and Phase 5, from Main Street, Church Stowe to Heyford Lane, Stowe Hill.
We have also had to return to Phase 3, which runs between Northampton Road (Litchborough) and Main Street (Upper Stowe) to carry out additional repairs to existing drainage pipelines using trenchless technology. More »
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 the next week or so until the additional works in Phase 3 are completed. Phases 4 and 5 will then run concurrently for a further two to three weeks. Similar works will only start in Phase 6, which runs northwards from Heyford Lane, Stowe Hill to Weedon Bec when all works in Phase 4 are completed. Phase 6 is currently planned for completion in August 2020.
During the weekend of 26th to 29th June 2020, we carried out drainage and fencing works in both Phases 1 and 2 together with milling, resurfacing and application of road markings to the carriageway in Phase 1.
Our next planned weekend closure is between 8pm Friday 10th to 6am Monday 13th July 2020 in Phases 1 & 2.
We are planning to carry out milling, resurfacing, laying of high friction surfacing and application of road markings to the southbound carriageway in Phase 1, from approximately 300 metres north of the Duncote turn to just north of the Astcote turn. These works will be carried out during the period between 8pm Friday and 6am Monday.
We are also planning to carry out shallower depth milling, resurfacing, laying of high friction surfacing and application of road markings to smaller areas of both northbound and southbound carriageway in Phases 1 and 2. These smaller areas run from approximately 650 metres north of the Astcote turn, through Foster's Booth to approximately 600 metres north of the Cornhill turn.
The smaller areas of resurfacing in Foster's Booth are, with one exception, all in the southbound carriageway and run from just south of the Banbury Lane / Butcher's Lane crossroads to just north of Foster's Booth Road. These works will also extend into Butcher's Lane by approximately 7 metres. The exception is in the northbound carriageway just north of Foster's Booth Road. The remainder are located in both northbound and southbound carriageways running from approximately 500 metres north of Foster's Booth Road to approximately 600 metres north of the Cornhill Turn. These works will be carried out during the period between 5pm Sunday and 6am Monday, with all milling and resurfacing in Foster's Booth being completed by midnight. The less noisy operations of laying high friction surfacing and application of road markings will continue into the early hours of Monday. We are also planning to permanently reinstate a 1.2 metres wide strip of carriageway in front of the previously laid integral kerbing and drainage units in Foster's Booth on Sunday although, these works will be carried out during the period between 8am and mid-afternoon.
We will endeavour to maintain access across the Banbury Lane / Butcher's Lane crossroads over the weekend. However, the crossroads may be closed for a time on Sunday morning during reinstatement in front of the kerbing and drainage units. The crossroads will definitely be closed for a few hours from 5pm Sunday for resurfacing and to allow the material time to cool down enough for traffic to run on and high friction surfacing and road markings to be applied.
We are also planning to complete the remainder of our footpath resurfacing works in Foster's Booth on Saturday with works starting at 8am. Please note that, for your safety pedestrian access will need to be managed, not only during footpath resurfacing works but also whilst the surfacing materials are cooling down. For your own safety, please follow any instructions given by the marshal(s) during this time.
We are also planning to reline 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 11.30pm on Saturday under temporary 2-way traffic signal control.
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
Customer Contact Centre: 0300 123 5000
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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.