ESSENTIAL MAINTENANCE WORKS:
A5 KILSBY TO WEEDON Multi-Disciplinary Project Update Bulletin 3 – 8.4.2019
Since my last bulletin on 18th March 2019 we have been carrying out main drainage works in Phase 1 (from the BP service station to the Weedon Bec crossroads) and Phase 2 (from Weedon Bec crossroads to the new Flore roundabout). 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.
We have also collected a substantial amount of litter, including dumped hazardous material, from the verges and ditches in Phase 2.
Main drainage works in Phase 1 were completed by 6am Saturday 6th April 2019.
However, repairs to existing drainage pipelines in Phase 2 are ongoing and are now programmed for completion by 6am Saturday 13th April 2019.
During these drainage repairs in Phase 2, the A5 will be closed from north of Weedon Bec crossroads to south of the new Flore roundabout. During this closure, traffic will be diverted.
NB Please note that the south, east and westbound carriageways off the crossroads at Weedon Bec will be open to traffic during the overnight works to Phase 2.
Main drainage works in Phase 3 (from the Flore roundabout to the Heart of The Shires shopping village), similar to those carried out in Phases 1 and 2, will start tonight (8th April) as programmed and continue for approximately 7 – 8 weeks. These works will also be carried out overnight between 8pm and 6am Monday to Friday inclusive.
During this phase, traffic will be diverted.
NB: Works will be suspended for Easter between 6am Thursday 18th April and 8pm Tuesday 23rd April 2019.
NB: Please note that we will be returning to resurface the carriageway in these three phases during the month of June 2019. This work will be carried out at weekends between 8pm Friday nights and 6am Monday mornings.
Please also 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