Towcester Town Council

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Towcester Town Hall

Town Clerk: Miss Elizabeth Cox
The Town Hall, 86 Watling
Street, Towcester
Northamptonshire NN12 6BS

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A5 Roadworks Update 19th October 2018

A5 Roadworks Update 19th October 2018

Update from Highways England for 19th October 2018

"Essential Maintenance: A5 High Street Towcester – Update 19.10.2018

I'm pleased to confirm that yesterday [18th October] we completed works to resurface the carriageway in Phases 2b (part) and 2c. Today we are laying High Friction Surfacing (HFS) to areas of the newly resurfaced carriageway, applying road markings to replace those removed during the surfacing works and cutting and installing expansion and contraction joints in the carriageway. Preparations will then be made to re-open the road by 7am Saturday morning. Access will then be available to Phases 2a, b and c from both the Brackley Road / Northampton Road junction and Richmond Road, although Traffic Management will still be in place to prevent HGVs entering the High Street. The blue off-street parking permits will no longer be required.

From 7am on Saturday 20th October 2018, the A5 in Phase 3 will be closed between Richmond Road and a point just north of The Lindens so that works can start on milling the carriageway in preparation for the installation of highway drainage and the construction of a new reinforced concrete slab over the gas main. Highway drainage works will continue in Phase 3 under temporary three-way traffic signal control between The Lindens and Vernon Road.

As previously stated, we will be operating an Off-Street Parking Permit system during our works in Phase 3. Unfortunately, parking will not be possible along the A5 during our works in this area and alternative arrangements will need to be made. I apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

NB: Please note that all our planned road works may be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

Towcester is open for business as usual during these essential works and all of the public car parks are accessible so please use your local shops, bars and restaurants and ask others to do the same. I'm sure that your local business community would appreciate it.

I apologise for any disruption our works may cause. Please plan ahead and allow extra time for your journey.

Yours faithfully
Mike Healy
Public Liaison Officer – Working on behalf of Highways England
Mobile: 07964 114 623

Posted: Mon, 29 Oct 2018 13:09 by Liz

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