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Suffolk Highways - Upcoming Works - B1079 Hasketon Road, Woodbridge

18 March 2020

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Dear Resident

B1079 Hasketon Road, Woodbridge – Footway Reconstruction and Repairs – April 2020
We will be carrying out works to reconstruct and repair some sections of the footway that are in poor condition along Hasketon Road, Woodbridge. This work is necessary to improve the condition of the footway. Please see a map showing the location of the works enclosed.

The work is planned to start on the 6 April 2020 and will continue for 2 weeks, excluding the bank holiday weekend. Work will be carried out from around 7am until 4.30pm each day. The times and dates of works may change depending on the weather conditions. If they do change, we will let you know by updating the information signs on site.

Once works are in progress the road will be temporarily closed to through traffic. Unfortunately, the road is not wide enough to comply with safety regulations to maintain a safe passing distance for vehicles and a road closure is necessary.

Traffic will be diverted via: B1079, A12 and vice versa

Access for emergency services will be maintained at all times.

Access to properties and businesses will be available, if access is required please speak to one of our staff who will provide access as soon as it is safe to do so. There will be restricted access on some sections of the footpath while the works are in progress and pedestrians will be re-directed via an alternative route. On street parking will be restricted for this period to allow the works to be carried out unobstructed.

We are planning to work on the marked sections in order, from section 1 through to section 4. The section of the works site in progress will be left guarded and half barriered overnight and at the weekend so that residents can gain access outside working hours.

We will be excavating and replacing some vehicular accesses, other accesses that are not being replaced may be temporarily affected when the works on the adjacent sections of footway are in progress. Staff on site will liaise with the affected residents with regards to timings and access arrangements. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

It would be most appreciated if any hedges or trees overhanging the footpath could be cut back prior to the works starting so that all areas of the footpath can be accessed.

These temporary traffic management measures are required to allow the works to be carried out safely and in accordance with current Health and Safety guidelines. Please see the information over the page for more details of how access to your property will be affected by the works, as well as other frequently asked questions. If you have any other questions about the work, please call us on 0345 606 6171.

Once we have completed the works, it would be helpful if you could take a few moments to complete a short survey at www.suffolk.gov.uk/suffolk-highways-survey. Your answers will help us improve our service in the future.

Yours faithfully
Suffolk Highways


Frequently asked questions:

You have said that my road will be closed. Will I still be able to get in and out of my property?
Yes, the majority of the time you will be able to. When the road is closed, staff on site will be able to make sure that you can get through safely.
If we are working directly outside your property, we will do everything we can to make sure that you still get in when you want to. However, if, for example we are digging up the road or path right outside your property, there may be periods of around 15-20 minutes when you may temporarily not be able to get in or out.

What about access for other services including emergency services?
We notify the emergency services, local bus operators and councils for bin collections. If an emergency vehicle needs to get in, access would immediately be made available.

I run a business – how will people know if it is open?
We know its important customers are aware businesses are open, so where appropriate we will put up notices or display signs saying ‘Businesses open as usual’.

Will the works be noisy?
The nature of roadworks and the equipment that we use, means that works can be noisy. We will do everything we can to keep noise to the minimum possible.

Will works definitely start on the date in your letter?
We plan roadworks in advance, so to take into account bad weather or other delays, we give dates that cover the range of days that we could be on site (with a few extra days planned in just in case). If we need to make major changes to the dates of works, we will let you know and update the information boards on sites.

Why is there a long diversion in place?
When we close a road and put a diversion in place, it needs to be a route that can be accessed by all shapes and sizes of vehicles. We make the diversion as clear as possible, but people may choose to use other local roads.

The works have finished. Why have signs and barriers been left behind?
Sometimes we need to leave sites with barriers around them so that new surfaces can finish drying off. Often our teams are scheduled to collect the signs at a later date. Occasionally we may leave signs behind by mistake, so if you do see them more than two weeks after we have finished give us a call and we will come and collect them.

Tel: 0345 606 6171 Report it: www.suffolk.gov.uk/report-a-highways-problem

 

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