We are continuing work on the new central reservation on the Holes Bay Road approach.
This includes new road gully drainage, power cable ducts and signals ducts, and of course the new kerbs and central reservation infill.
We are mainly concentrating on works we need to complete prior to the new junction layout becoming live over night on Saturday/Sunday 19/20th Jan. (Switchover)
We have a visit by our tarmac contractor due late next week (16th/17th /18th) to surface the new footpath to link the burial ground corner of West Street over to Asda via new crossing points. In addition the new carriageway on the West Quay Road/West Street junction will be surfaced as this will become live carriageway as we switch the junction layout.
The final traffic signal sockets are being installed in the carriageway outside the Old Animal offices and a lane will need to remain closed here until the switch over as the level of the sockets is above the existing road surface so would prove a hazard to passing vehicles.
You will see the new traffic signals and crossing posts are currently being installed and tested.
During the night of 19th-20th we will be busy moving barriers and cones around to layout the new road system. To enable this we will be setting a diversion route for a few hours at night so we can work in the middle of the junction, the route will take vehicles around the outside of Hunger Hill and incorporate Barclays Bank roundabout for vehicles travelling onto West Street. We expect to remove this diversion by 0900hrs on Sunday 20th. We also have a large number of existing white lines to remove using a hi pressure water jetting system and then new lanes to white line. This work will produce some unavoidable over night noise.
Please see the image below for the new one way layout. The existing roundabout will become redundant.
Access onto Dear Hay Lane will be closed completely from The old roundabout and the new West Street Junction for around 6 weeks whilst we build the new link road. This is necessary as there is simply not enough width to allow vehicles, pedestrians and our workforce to carry out the required works.
Access onto Dear Hay Lane will still be possible with a short diversion from New Orchard as will access to Chapel Lane car park with just the section outside Brew House closed.