Chipmans Platt Roundabout and A419 road works – an update from the contractors, Knights Brown.
Works are progressing well on phase one of the A419 Highway Improvement Scheme at Chipmans Platt. We have been busy working at night to try and ensure we cause minimal disruption to the road network. If it looks quiet during the day, please be assured it is not because we’re not working hard, it is because we’re getting our beauty sleep ready for the following evening!
All works to date have been delivered in line with our programme of works.
Update as at end of May:-
Night works have continued over the past fortnight to complete footpath and carriageway widening on the westbound and east bound verges at Chipmans Platt. You may have also noticed that we have been digging trenches on Spring Hill Road and Grove Lane . These trenches will house cabling for the new street lighting and BT. Works to install new Toucan crossing on the A419 eastbound and carriageway duct crossings continue.
We have also begun work directly on Chipmans Platt roundabout. This work has involved the excavation of a deep drainage trench and the installation of new drainage pipes to improve the drainage system within the local area. These works have been completed under our comprehensive environmental management plan to make sure that we preserve the conservation verges and natural habitat.
– and the editor is pleased to note that the yellow ribbons have been respected! KER members tied these around some of the trees that were considered to be unnecessarily ‘in the firing line’.Thank you Knights Brown for listening.
From June we will begin working during the day. This will involve narrowing lanes so we can begin road widening works behind barriers. A 30mph speed limit restriction will be put in place to protect our workforce and to enable us to carry out the works safely.
Over the next month we will be continuing with the new carriageway widenings on the eastbound and westbound approaches of the A419. The footpath on the westbound approach will be closed whilst these works are undertaken. We will ensure that safe pedestrian diversions will be in place as necessary.
If you would like further information please contact us.
Public liaison office – 07818 432183
Site contact : 07775 903923
24 hour emergency contact – 07544 531851