Cadent is about to replace old iron gas mains with more durable plastic pipes to ensure safe and reliable gas supplies to local businesses and residents. These works will take place between 22nd July and 2nd September and will require the closure of Chitts Hill to through traffic.
Let’s start with parking. The only parking allowed in the Orpen Hall car park during the fete itself is for the disabled; this must be pre-booked with the Parish Clerk. Stallholders will be allowed to park temporarily whilst setting up or clearing down but will then need to find alternative parking elsewhere. Your parking options are as follows: Continue reading “Parking & Roads on Fete Day”
We have been informed that urgent resurfacing will be taking place between 8 pm to 6 am overnight on 15th January (weather permitting). Kier Highways will be closing the road SOUTHBOUND between junctions 28 and 26. They will put a diversion in place via A1232 and A133 before re-joining the A12 southbound at junction 26.
To compound the current closure of Chapel Lane to through traffic, 17th – 19th December sees more disruption. Anglian Water will be undertaking Valve Checks which will entail multi-way traffic controls at the junction of New Church Road and Chapel Road. Anglian Water will also be working in Pirie Road over those days although traffic disruption is not expected.
With Surface Dressing scheduled after Easter, we can expect disruption on the B1508 (Colchester Road) between Wormingford and Braiswick. Due to the recent cold weather, though, this has now been postponed as work crews have been diverted elsewhere. It is now probable that the work will be undertaken around 25th-28th April and will take place overnight.
Firstly we patch any potholes or other defects and make the surface level. Then crews spray the existing road surface with a coating of hot bitumen and cover it with stone chippings. We then roll the chippings into the bitumen to form a water-resistant protective layer; this makes the road less slippery and extends its life.
As soon as the bitumen has set, we sweep the road to remove loose chippings. The nature of the treatment means there will be some loose chippings on the road surface until it beds down. 20mph speed limit temporary warning signs will be visible to alert drivers, as vehicles using the new surface help to embed the loose chippings. After about a week we return to the road and sweep up any chippings that have not been pressed into the bitumen; they will then add appropriate road markings.