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 two roads 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:
|Where||Closure date||Diversion map|
|Webbington Road||29 July to 11 September||Here|
|Max Mill Lane||3 August to 11 September||Here|
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 these road closures will 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.
To help reduce inconvenience, we will maintain pedestrian access along Webbington Road. We will escort walkers through the working areas during the day and leave a safe walkway when we are away from site.
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.