Severn Trent Water has now completed its planned work to divert its services at Priorslee’s Limekiln Bank roundabout – meaning Telford & Wrekin Council can now complete the remaining required works.
This will involve overnight surfacing works from December 8-23 with the aim of getting the roundabout completed by Christmas. This will mean the roundabout will be closed between 8pm and 6am.
This will result in some noise disruption for local residents, however the work needs to be done at night because a road closure during the day would cause severe disruption to the road network on this strategic transport route
The works are weather dependent but the mid term forecast is for slightly warmer night time temperatures, meaning the work should be able to be completed as planned.
Severn Trent Water has completed its connection works. However, they will be back on site in due course to carry out post-completion testing but this will not impact on the surfacing work that the council still needs to do.
Limekiln Bank island is one of six roundabouts that are being upgraded across the borough as part of the Telford Growth Point package.
This is funded by a combination of Marches Local Enterprise Partnership funding and Section 106 contributions from developers.
It is aimed at improving capacity to ensure the road network is capable of coping with anticipated increases in traffic levels as a result of significant inward investment.
However the work at Limekiln Bank island had an initial anticipated completion date of July this year and this has now had to be put back several times.
Councillor Angela McClements, Telford & Wrekin Council’s cabinet member for Neighbourhood Services, said: “I know that this project has been a massive source of frustration for both motorists using the roundabout and residents living in the vicinity.
“I have been just as frustrated but I am also relieved that Severn Trent Water has now finally completed the delayed diversionary works that needed to be done before the council could complete the project.
“We will be writing to local residents most affected by the work explaining why we now have to implement nighttime closures to complete the necessary surfacing works.
“We know this will cause some noise disruption for those living near the roundabout but this is the quickest way of finally drawing to a conclusion a much delayed project.
“I would like to thank everyone affected for their patience and understanding and hopefully we can soon draw a line under this particular project.”