The works will involve resurfacing of the existing carriageway and footway, the installation of new road markings and the adjustment of surface ironwork. The works will commence on Tuesday 21st July to Friday 31st July between the hours of 09:00 and 16:00: however, on occasions this may overrun due to uncontrollable circumstances such as plant breakdowns, unfavourable weather conditions, or occasionally the need for additional repairs once the work has started.
There are advance information signs erected on site giving confirmed start dates warning residents of both the temporary signals and the associated road closure.
Due to the nature of the works and the local environment, the works will be carried out within a temporary road closure alongside temporary traffic signals, to ensure that adequate health & safety is maintained for the contractor & local residents. Road Markings and Ironwork adjustments may need to be completed at a later date.
The contractors will maintain pedestrian access for residents for the duration of the works; however, depending upon what operation is being undertaken and where, residents may find that when it comes to the question of access or egress from their property in their vehicle, they may experience a delay and have to wait for plant to be moved out of the carriageway. It has been suggested to residents that when leaving their property, to allow extra time for any possible delays and when returning to their property, there will be traffic management operatives located at the extents of the works, to speak to them, explain where they live, and they will be able to assist.
There will be points during the material laying process where vehicular access will be restricted as residents won’t be able to drive over the newly laid material, as early trafficking could lead to premature failure, therefore it has been recommended to residents that if works are being undertaken in the vicinity of their property to speak to the workforce in advance to ask if there will be any restrictions regarding access.
The main diversion route for all ‘through’ traffic whilst the works are being undertaken within the road closure will be A363 Bradley Road, southwest on A361 Frome Road, east on Wynsome Street, continuing on Goose Street and Bradley Road and vice versa.
Signage will be in place advising that local businesses will be open as usual. Due to the current COVID-19 situation and social distancing guidelines, letter drops are not being undertaken. However, notices with contact details have been erected along the length of the site.
The contractors would like to take this opportunity to apologise for any inconvenience these works will cause but trust the necessity for these essential works to maintain Wiltshire’s highway network will be appreciated.