Traffic and transport whilst building T-pylons

We agreed a construction traffic management plan with the local authorities which sets out the roads our vehicles can use for construction work. We’re building temporary traffic access points and haul roads along the route of the cable – they will allow us to move traffic off main roads directly into the construction areas.

In May 2020, we started to build the temporary road accesses into construction areas. To keep everyone safe while we work on the highways, we need to put up temporary traffic lights, restrict parking and close some roads for a short time.

Our contractors will put up advance notice signs to let local road users know of any traffic restrictions and road closures.

Road closures

When working on public highways, we aim to keep the road open wherever possible by using traffic management such as traffic lights. Unfortunately, many of the roads we need to work on to create road accesses and crossings are very narrow and we would not be able to carry out the work safely without full road closures. Our first priority is safety of the public and our staff.

We’ll put out advance notice signs and traffic diversions will be clearly marked and we will publish them on the website.

Keeping you informed

Before work starts, we will write to local residents and parish councils with more detailed information.

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 lockdown, we had to postpone our public information events and attendance at the parish council meetings. We will keep our project website up to date and stay in touch with the parish council. We will re-arrange the public information event and parish council briefing when the restrictions on social events return are lifted.

Our project website will be kept updated at all times.

We know this work will cause disruption to journeys and we’re sorry for any inconvenience. We’re working with Balfour Beatty to get this work completed as quickly as possible.