A5 KILSBY TO WEEDON Multi-Disciplinary Project - Update Bulletin 17 – 14.11.2019
We are currently carrying out drainage works in Phase 6, from B4036 Long Buckby to B5385 Watford and at the B5385 Watford / Welton junction. Work at the junction is being carried out using temporary 3-way traffic signal control with the Welton / Ashby St. Ledgers road being closed. These drainage works are being carried out overnight between 8pm and 6am Monday to Friday and are currently planned for completion by Friday 22nd November 2019. Local access will be maintained via the designated diversion route on the A361 Kilsby roundabout to the north.
Resurfacing works in Phase 6, from B4036 Long Buckby to B5385 Watford, previously postponed because of unseasonal heavy rainfall, are now planned to be carried out over the following weekends:
1. Between 8pm Friday 15th and 6am Monday 18th November 2019 (phase 6 weekend 1). and
2. Between 8pm Friday 22nd and 6am Monday 25th November 2019 (phase 6 weekend 2).
Between 8pm Friday 15th and 6am Monday 18th November 2019 (phase 6 weekend 1), we are planning to resurface the carriageway, heading southwards from a point approximately 300 metres north of the bridge over The Grand Union Canal to a point approximately 100 metres south of the access to Old Watling Street. As certain sections of road are being reconstructed to a depth of approximately nine inches, large quantities of waste material will be produced which will require replacing with a large tonnage of resurfacing materials. This will require 300 heavy lorry movements along a particularly narrow length of the A5. This large number of movements is a risk to the health and safety of road users and our own workforce. In order to reduce the risk, we will be using Phase 5, from Daventry Road (Norton) to B4036 Long Buckby, as a lorry handling area. This will allow us to keep the working area available for only those lorries required for loading milled material or tipping surfacing materials into the paving machine. We are also planning to use this closure of Phase 5 to carry out High Friction Surfacing and install road studs.
Access for yellow permit holders off the A5 in Phase 5 will be from the Daventry Road (Norton) / Whilton junction.
Access for purple permit holders south of the northern limit of resurfacing works in Phase 6, i.e. 300 metres north of the bridge over The Grand Union Canal, will be from the B4036 Long Buckby junction.
Please note however, that access ACROSS the A5 at the B4036 Long Buckby junction will NOT be available at any time during phase 6 weekend 1.
Access for purple permit holders north of the northern limit of resurfacing works in Phase 6 will be from the B5385 Watford junction.
Between 8pm Friday 22nd and 6am Monday 25th November 2019 (phase 6 weekend 2), we are planning to resurface the carriageway, heading northwards from a point approximately 300 metres north of the bridge over The Grand Union Canal to a point approximately 200 metres north of the entrance to Welton Hythe Marina.
Access to purple permit holders during phase 6 weekend 2 will be available from both the B4036 Long Buckby junction to the south and the B5385 Watford junction to the north. Access will also be available across both junctions.
Please note that all our planned road works may be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.
Local businesses will be open as usual during these essential works so please use your local shops, bars and restaurants and ask others to do the same. I’m sure that your local business community would appreciate it.
I apologise for any disruption our works may cause. Please plan ahead and allow extra time for your journey.
Unfortunately, there have been incidences of unauthorised vehicles being driven into our working areas. These irresponsible drivers put themselves and our workforce at risk of serious injury or death. As a result of these incursions we have employed a Safety Camera vehicle which will record any such incidences and report the offender to the Police
For further information, please contact:
Public Liaison Officer – Working on behalf of Highways England