Newnham Parish Council

Serving the people of Newnham

Clerk: Mrs Marion Money
2 Western Row, Daventry
Northamptonshire NN11 4UD

ESSENTIAL MAINTENANCE WORKS: A5 JACK’S HILL Multi-Disciplinary Project

Update Bulletin 8 – 25.6.2020

Since my last update on 28th May 2020, we have substantially completed works in Phase 3, which runs northwards from Northampton Road (Litchborough) to Main Street, Upper Stowe.

We are currently carrying out site clearance, regrading of verges, footpath works, CCTV surveys of existing drainage pipelines and installation of drainage and kerbing in both Phase 4, which runs northwards from Main Street, Upper Stowe to Main Street, Church Stowe and Phase 5, from Main Street, Church Stowe to Heyford Lane, Stowe Hill. Works started in Phase 5 at 8pm on Monday 22nd June 2020.

Please note that these works, which are being carried out between 8pm and 6am Mondays to Fridays inclusive, are planned to run concurrently for the next week or so until early July 2020, when Phase 4 is completed. Similar works will then start in Phase 6, which runs northwards from Heyford Lane, Stowe Hill to Weedon Bec. It is also planned that Phases 5 and 6 will run concurrently for a further two to three weeks until around mid-July 2020, when Phase 5 is completed. Phase 6 is currently planned for completion in August 2020. During the weekends of 29th May to 1st June 2020 and 12th to 15th June 2020, we carried out drainage and fencing works in Phases 1 and 2, resurfacing of footpaths in Foster's Booth and other locations in Phases 1 and 2 together with milling, resurfacing and application of road markings to the carriageway in Phase 1.

NB: Further weekend road closures are planned in Phases 1 and 2 as follows:

1. 8pm Friday 26th to 6am Monday 29th June 2020 in Phases 1 and 2

2. 8pm Friday 10th to 6am Monday 13th July 2020 in Phase 1 only

3. 8pm Friday 17th to 6am Monday 20th July 2020 in Phase 2 only

Weekend 1: We shall be carrying out milling, resurfacing, laying of high friction surfacing and application of road markings to the northbound carriageway from just north of Jack's Hill Café to approximately 130 metres north of the Caldecote turn and to the southbound carriageway, from approximately 130 metres north of the Caldecote turn to approximately 300 metres north of the Duncote turn. We are also planning to reline existing drainage pipes in the vicinity of both Jack's Hill Estate and the Banbury Lane / Butcher's Lane crossroads in Foster's Booth as well as excavating trial pits in the vicinity of the Cornhill turn in Phase 2.

We hope to maintain access across the A5 at the Banbury Lane / Butcher's Lane crossroads in Foster's Booth but, as we shall be relining drainage pipes from access chambers in the crossroads, there will be times between 8am and 11pm on both Saturday and Sunday when access across will not be possible.

Weekend 2: We shall be carrying out milling, resurfacing, laying of high friction surfacing and application of road markings in certain small areas of both northbound and southbound carriageway together with a larger area of the southbound carriageway, from approximately 300 metres north of the Duncote turn to just north of the Astcote turn.

Over this weekend, access across the A5 at the Banbury Lane / Butcher's Lane crossroads in Foster's Booth will be maintained.

Weekend 3: We shall be carrying out milling, resurfacing, laying of high friction surfacing and application of road markings in Foster's Booth, heading northwards from the Banbury Lane / Butcher's Lane crossroads. Works will be carried out in both northbound and southbound carriageways and the crossroads.

Unfortunately, due to the nature of these works, the crossroads at Foster's Booth will be closed during resurfacing operations between 8am and 11pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

We shall also be completing the remainder of our planned resurfacing works to the footpaths in Foster's Booth.

Please note that, for your safety pedestrian access will need to be managed, not only during footpath resurfacing works but also whilst the surfacing materials are curing, For your own safety, please follow any instructions given by the marshal(s) during this time.

We are also planning to carry out footpath resurfacing and drainage works in Phase 2, north of Foster's Booth.

To maintain a safe environment for our workforce and road users, the A5 will be closed to through traffic between the Towcester Roundabout (A43) and Weedon crossroads during our working hours.

All carriageways will remain open, as usual, when we are not working. Please also note that all our planned road works may be subject to change due to weather conditions, unforeseen circumstances or restrictions placed on us as a result of the Coronavirus emergency. I apologise for any disruption our works may cause. Please plan ahead and allow extra time for your journey.

For further information, please contact:

Mike Healy

Public Liaison Officer – Working on behalf of Highways England

Customer Contact Centre: 0300 123 5000 www.highwaysengland.co.uk

Email: infoA5jackshill@forkers.com

Posted: Sun, 28 Jun 2020 21:09 by Admin

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