Cable duct installation – road closures

We’ve started installing cable ducts along the route of the new connection. The cable route crosses five public highways. Where possible we are drilling under roads to pull cable ducts through without digging trenches. In these locations we can keep the roads open to traffic.

Unfortunately, following detailed surveys and technical reviews, we cannot drill under Max Mill Lane and we will need to dig cable trenches. To keep staff and road users safe, we will need to close the roads to traffic and we have agreed the following timings with the local highway authority:

WhereClosure dateDiversion map
Max Mill Lane3 August to 3 OctoberHere
Please note these dates may change.

Before work starts, we will put up advance closure notifications to alert road users. We will also put up diversion signs for motorists. The official diversion routes can be seen above.

We recognise that road closures cause disruption to journeys and we are sorry for the inconvenience. We will work closely with our contractors to complete this work and reopen the roads as soon as we can.

Pedestrian access

Max Mill Lane is too narrow for us to maintain a safe walkway but pedestrians will be able to use the public footpath that runs parallel to the lane.