Total closure of Mill Road for 5 days
We are indebted to Petersfield Cambridgeshire County Councillor, Linda Jones, for the following information, copied here with minor additions. Also for the traffic regulation order tweeted by Romsey Cambridge City Councillor, Dave Baigent.
Dear Residents and Traders,
Cadent/Triio is putting an extra team in place next week to ensure the completion of all their works on Mill Road by 3rd September. This is later than originally planned. Traffic Regulation Order notices will be put up across the affected areas tomorrow.
Cambridgeshire County Council [the highway authority] is allowing the contractors this extra time partly because of the fire at Gee’s electrical store. Also, excavation is revealing that the digitalised gas records and plans are inaccurate. This means that digging out, replacing and connecting pipework is taking more time than expected.
There will be works at two points:
1) Perowne Street to Covent Garden
Teams will be working between 9.30am and 4.00pm only and will work on one junction at a time to ensure as little disruption as possible. Plates will be used to cover excavations and enable traffic to flow outside these hours. There will be diversion signage and temporary lights to manage traffic.
Traffic management staff will be on site every day to assist residents needing to move their cars and traders needing deliveries.
Please ask them for help.
The sequence is planned as follows:
Monday 19th August
Dig Perowne Street junction, fix pipe, backfill and then plate. Move to Emery St junction, dig, fix pipe, backfill and plate.
Tuesday 20th August
Dig at Covent Garden junction, fix pipe, backfill and plate.
Wednesday 21st August
Full reinstatement of Perowne Street junction.
Emery Street and Covent Garden junctions remain plated.
Thursday 22nd August
Full reinstatement of Emery Street junction.
Covent Garden junction remains plated.
Friday 23rd August
Full reinstatement of Covent Garden junction.
2) Devonshire Road to railway bridge
A final 60m section of pipework is needed between Devonshire Road and the Mill Road Depot entrance. This could not be done earlier because of access issues [owing to the fire at Philip Gee’s premised]. This work will now start on 27th August. It will require temporary lights and restrictions at Devonshire Road.
Cambridgeshire County Council require that all this work is completed and Mill Road is fully open and cleared by 3rd September, before the school term begins. [Cambridgeshire County Council schools’ Autumn Term starts on Wednesday 4th September.]
Thank you for your patience.
County Councillor, Petersfield division
The County of Cambridgeshire
Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984 – Section 14(2) as amended by the Road Traffic (Temporary Restrictions) Act 1991
(Temporary Prohibition of Through Traffic)
The County of Cambridgeshire hereby gives notice that from 09:30hrs on 19 August 2019 no vehicle shall proceed along Mill Road, Cambridge as lies between Covent Garden and Tenison Road.
Access will be maintained to properties affected by this Notice.
The alternative route for vehicles is via A603 – A1307 – Station Road – Tenison Road – Devonshire Road and vice versa.
This Notice is made in the interest of essential gas service replacement works and will remain effective for no more than 5 days.
The Notice shall not apply to any persons lawfully engaged in connection with any works for which it is made, any member of the Police Force, Fire and Rescue Service, Ambulance Service, a vehicle being used by Special Forces during the execution of their duties or to any person acting with the permission or upon the direction of a Police Officer in uniform.
Steven Cox, Executive Director, Place and Economy, Shire Hall, Castle Hill, Cambridge CB3 OAP
THE COMMON SEAL of CAMBRIDGESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL was hereunto affixed this 16 August 2019
Have you wondered how the holes are excavated without huge piles of spoil nearby? The answer is this ginormous vacuum-cleaner. (Henry, eat your heart out!)