As consultant representative for Wiltshire Council, Atkins Global will shortly be carrying out resurfacing works along Eastbourne Gardens, Trowbridge, between the A361 Hilperton Road/County Way roundabout and the junction with Ashton Street. The site extents can be viewed on the attached drawing.

These works involve repairs to the existing carriageway, the installation of new road markings and the adjustment of surface ironwork.

The works will commence on Wednesday 2nd December 2020 and will be completed by Tuesday 8th December 2020 between the hours of 09:00 and 15:00 (no weekend working). However, on occasion they may overrun due to uncontrollable circumstances such as plant breakdowns, if weather conditions are unfavourable, or occasionally  on discovering the need for additional repairs once the work has started. The road will be open as normal outside of these hours. Road markings and ironwork adjustments may need to be completed at a later date.

There will be advance information signs erected on site giving confirmed start dates. Due to the nature of the works and the local environment, the works will be carried out within a temporary road closure, to ensure that adequate health & safety is maintained for the contractor & local residents.

The main diversion route for all ‘through’ traffic whilst works are being undertaken within the road closure will be south on A361 County Way, west on Ashton Road, north-east on Green Lane, north on Paxcroft Way, north on Lark Down/Ashton Street and vice versa.

The contractor will maintain pedestrian access for residents for the duration of the works; but depending upon what operation is being undertaken and where it’s being undertaken when accessing or egressing from their property in vehicles, they may experience a delay and have to wait for plant to be moved out of the carriageway.  It is suggested that when leaving their property, they 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 are heading, and they will be able to assist.

There will be points during the material laying process where vehicular access will be restricted as they won’t be able to drive over the newly laid material, as early trafficking could lead to premature failure, therefore if works are being undertaken in the vicinity of their property I have suggested to speak to the workforce in advance to ask if there will be any restrictions with regards to access.

Signing will be in place advising that businesses will be open as usual.

Atkins Global would like to take this opportunity to apologise for any inconvenience these works will cause but trust you will appreciate the necessity for these essential works to maintain this part of Wiltshire’s highway network. Should you require any further information in advance of the works please do not hesitate to contact Atkins Global on 01225 730381 or via email. If you wish to discuss the works whilst they are in operation, please speak to a member of the workforce who will direct you to the appropriate person.