Weedon Bec Parish Council

Serving the people of Weedon Bec

Clerk: Mrs Susan Halkett
16, St Mary's Way, Weedon
Northamptonshire NN7 4QL

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ESSENTIAL MAINTENANCE WORKS: A5 JACK’S HILL Multi-Disciplinary Project

Posted: Thu, 28 May 2020 15:18 by Susan Halkett

Update Bulletin 7 – 28.5.2020

Since my last update on 7th May 2020, we have substantially completed works in both 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 / Butcher's Lane crossroads in Foster's Booth to Northampton Road (Litchborough).

This means that there will be no further weeknight closures in either of these phases and any outstanding works will be carried out during weekend closures only. More »

The next two weekend closures in Phases 1 and 2 are planned from:

  • 8pm Friday 29th May to 6am Monday 1st June 2020 and
  • 8pm Friday 12th to 6am Monday 15th June 2020.

Over the first weekend we shall be carrying out resurfacing works to approximately 200 metres of the southbound footpath, heading north from the Duncote turn, together with milling, resurfacing, laying of high friction surfacing and application of road markings to the northbound carriageway in two locations. One from approximately 230 metres north of the Caldecote turn to 360 metres north of the Duncote turn and the other, from approximately 330 metres south of the Astcote turn to 50 metres north of it.

We shall also be carrying out resurfacing works to approximately 340 metres of the southbound footpath, heading north from Butcher's Lane in Foster's Booth and, milling, resurfacing and application of road markings to a 1200mm wide strip of carriageway adjacent to that footway together with milling and resurfacing a 1200mm wide strip of carriageway in front of approximately 340 metres of newly laid kerbing to the northbound carriageway, heading north from Banbury Lane in Foster's Booth.

NB: Due to the health and safety risks to our workforce and the travelling public created by the large number of heavy vehicle and plant movements and the restriction to carriageway widths, the crossroads at Foster's Booth will be closed during resurfacing operations on Saturday and Sunday.

Please also note that for safety reasons, pedestrian access will need to be managed not only during footpath resurfacing works but also whilst the surfacing materials are curing, For your own safety, please follow any instructions given by the marshal(s) during this time.

Over the second weekend we shall be carrying out milling, resurfacing, laying of high friction surfacing and application of road markings to the northbound carriageway, from just north of Jack's Hill Café to approximately 230 metres north of the Caldecote turn and to the southbound carriageway, from approximately 130 metres north of the Caldecote turn to 130 metres south of the Duncote turn.

We shall also be carrying out resurfacing works to approximately 70 metres of the southbound footpath, heading south from Butcher's Lane in Foster's Booth and, milling, resurfacing and application of road markings to a 1200mm wide strip of carriageway adjacent to that footway together with milling and resurfacing a 1200mm wide strip of carriageway in front of approximately 50 metres of newly laid kerbing to the northbound carriageway, heading south from Banbury Lane in Foster's Booth.

We hope to maintain access across the A5 at the Banbury Lane / Butcher's Lane crossroads over that weekend but, as we shall also be relining existing drainage pipes from access chambers within the crossroads, there will be times when access across will not be possible. We are currently carrying out site clearance, regrading of verges, footpath works, CCTV surveys of existing drainage pipelines and installation of drainage and kerbing in both Phase 3, which runs northwards from Northampton Road (Litchborough) to Main Street, Upper Stowe and Phase 4, which runs northwards from Main Street, Upper Stowe to Main Street, Church Stowe.

Please note that these works in Phases 3 and 4, which are being carried out between 8pm and 6am Mondays to Fridays inclusive, will continue to run concurrently for approximately two weeks until Phase 3 is completed. Similar works will then start in Phase 5, between Main Street, Church Stowe and Heyford Lane, Stowe Hill and run concurrently with Phase 4.

NB: the Main Street, Upper Stowe / Furnace Lane crossroads will be closed each night during week commencing 1st June 2020. This is to allow tree removal and drainage works at the junction to be carried out safely.

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 www.highwaysengland.co.uk

Email: infoA5jackshill@forkers.com » Less

ESSENTIAL MAINTENANCE WORKS: A5 JACK’S HILL Multi-Disciplinary Project

Posted: Wed, 20 May 2020 09:57 by Susan Halkett

Update Bulletin 6 – 19.5.2020

*** STOP PRESS ***

Please note that, due to the Spring Bank Holiday, no works will be carried out on this scheme between 6am Friday 22nd and 8pm Tuesday 26th May 2020. All carriageways will remain open, as usual, when we are not working.

I shall be sending out a further update on the progress of our works next week. For further information, please contact:

Mike Healy More »

Public Liaison Officer – Working on behalf of Highways England

Email: infoA5jackshill@forkers.com » Less

Weedon Bec Food Bank

Weedon Bec Food Bank

Posted: Tue, 19 May 2020 12:48 by Susan Halkett

Weedon Bec Food Bank, open for donations Monday to Friday 9 am to 3 pm