6666666666As consultant representative for Wiltshire Council, I write to inform you of carriageway repair works programmed on B4553 South of Cricklade. The site extents can be viewed in the Cricklade Town Council window.

These works involve carriageway repairs ahead of surface dressing works which are to be undertaken next spring, and the adjustment of surface ironwork.

The works will take place from Monday 15th February 2021 and will be completed on Friday 19th February 2021 between the hours of 09:30 and 15:00. However, on occasions, works may over run due to uncontrollable circumstances such as plant breakdowns, unfavourable weather conditions or occasionally we discover the need for additional repairs once the work has started. There will be advance information signs erected on site giving confirmed start dates. Road markings will be replaced on completion of the surface dressing works.

Due to the nature of the works and the local environment the works will be carried out within temporary road closures, to ensure that adequate health & safety is maintained for both the Contractor and local residents. The diversion route is shown in the attached drawing.

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 residents may find that when accessing or egressing from their property in their vehicle, they may experience a delay and have to wait for plant to be moved out of the carriageway. It has been advised to residents that when leaving their property to allow extra time for any possible delays and when returning to their property, to speak to traffic management operatives located at the extents of the works who will be able to assist. There will be points during the material laying process where vehicular access will be restricted as residents won’t be able to drive over the newly laid material, as early trafficking could lead to premature failure, therefore it has been recommended to residents that if works are being undertaken in the vicinity of their property to speak to the workforce in advance to ask if there will be any restrictions with regards to access. The Contractor has been advised to allow for school bus access on site at all times.

Signing will be in place advising that local businesses will be open as usual. A letter drop is being undertaken to all the residents located within the site extents from W/C 11th January 2021.

I 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 Wiltshire's highway network.

Should you require any further information in advance of the works please do not hesitate to contact me on the details shown below. 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 on site.

Kind regards,

Alkmini Karastamati MEng, MSc

Assistant Engineer, Transportation (Highways)

UK & Europe

Engineering, Design and Project Management

+44 1372 75 3269closure

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