28 May 2019
A5 KILSBY TO WEEDON Multi-Disciplinary Project Update Bulletin 5 – 20.5.2019

A5 KILSBY TO WEEDON Multi-Disciplinary Project   Update Bulletin 5 – 20.5.2019
Since my last bulletin on 27th April 2019 we have been carrying out main drainage works in Phase 3 (from the Flore roundabout to the Heart of The Shires shopping village) as part of our essential maintenance scheme to the A5 between Kilsby and Weedon. These works have been carried out overnight between 8pm and 6am Monday to Friday inclusive.   These main drainage works have included standard kerbing, kerbing combined with drainage outlets, repairs to existing drainage pipelines (based upon information from the CCTV inspections), using trenchless technology whenever possible but, also excavating where necessary, construction of new road gulley drainage connections, ditch clearing, construction of headwalls to pipe outlets in ditches and reprofiling of verges. 
Main drainage works in Phase 3 are ongoing.
Main drainage works in Phase 4 (from the Heart of The Shires shopping village to Daventry Road (Norton)), similar to those carried out in Phase 3, will start tonight as programmed and continue for approximately 4 - 5 weeks. These works will also be carried out overnight between 8pm and 6am Monday to Friday inclusive. 
Please note that we will be returning to resurface the carriageway in Phase 2 (from Weedon Bec crossroads to the new Flore roundabout). over the weekend of 7th – 10th June and Phase 1 (from the BP service station to the Weedon Bec crossroads) over the weekend of 14th – 17th June 2019. Resurfacing in Phase 1 will involve the closure of Weedon Bec crossroads. Resurfacing works in these phases will be carried out between 8pm Friday nights and 6am Monday mornings. 
Please be assured that I shall send out more detailed information about our works in Phases 1 and 2 nearer the time.

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 recently 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 now employed a Safety Camera vehicle which will record any such incidences and report the offender to the Police.
For further information, please contact:
Mike Healy
Public Liaison Officer – Working on behalf of Highways England

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