Germany Beck

Newsletter 19

17 February 2017

Weeks 37 & 38 commencing 20th February 2017

This is the 19th edition of the newsletter that keeps you up to date with the progress of the Germany Beck junction works on the A19 in Fulford. 

During the past 2 weeks we have been installing the remaining sheet piles to form the retaining wall to the east of the A19. We have also been preparing for the concrete works which form part of the retaining wall structure.

The piling works have progressed well and the disturbance felt by our closest residents has been less this time. We expect just another 2 days of piling for this phase, to be complete by the end of Tuesday 21st. However we have 6 piles that are refusing to be driven using the equipment we have on site. Unfortunately this means bringing back the noisier 'drop hammer' attachment, used on site during the previous visit. The drop hammer will be used on Tuesday for one day. We apologise for the noise and inconvenience.

The piling rig will be dismantled and removed from site Tuesday and Wednesday. It will leave on several large low loaders. The low loaders have been given official permission by the CYC Traffic Project Officer to turn left onto the A19 after safely stopping the traffic for a short period. They have been advised to avoid the peak hours of 7.30am to 9.30am.

Traffic lights will be in operation on the A19 from 9am to 3.30pm on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st The eastern footpath of the A19 will remain closed.


During the next 2 weeks we will -

• Complete the piling works
• Carry out concrete works to provide strength to sheet piled retaining wall to the east of Fordlands Road using the steel reinforcement bars shown tied in bundles above.
• Welding works to the sheet piles to the west of Fordlands Road
• Completion to the temporary road surface alongside Fordlands Road.
• Divert Fordland Road traffic onto the temporary road surface.


The temporary road surface being constructed adjacent to Fordlands Road is required to divert Fordlands Road traffic whilst we connect up the embankment drainage across Fordlands Road. Due to the constraints of the site the temporary road surface is only one lane wide and so during this period Fordlands Road traffic will be controlled with temporary traffic lights which will be in operation 24hrs per day for approximately 4 weeks. Once the drainage is through and Fordlands Road reconstructed, traffic will be returned to the road using 2 lanes again.

We apolygise for any inconvenience.

Safety for children and the wider public.

Please be assured that the different areas of works will be securely fenced at all times to ensure the safety of the public.

We will be receiving deliveries to site this week. Each delivery will be guided into site by one of our employees once traffic and pedestrians are clear from the site entrance. Please be patient if you are held up for a short time whilst these manoeuvres take place.

Pedestrians will be given right of way along the footpaths of Fordlands Road but please be aware of deliveries using the entrances to site off Fordlands Road on occasion.

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