Weedon Bec Parish Council

Serving the people of Weedon Bec

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

ESSENTIAL MAINTENANCE WORKS: A5 JACK’S HILL

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.

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

www.highwaysengland.co.uk

Posted: Thu, 30 Jul 2020 09:11 by Susan Halkett

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