This is the 23rd edition of the newsletter that keeps you up to date with the progress of the Germany Beck junction works on the A19 in Fulford.
Those of you living in Fordlands South will know that Fordlands Road is now back to 2-way traffic. A council representative has visited the site and we have made some improvements to the footpath ramp where it ties into the existing footpath adjacent to the Beck culvert. On returning after the Easter weekend we will make further improvements to the carriageway ramp where it ties into the existing Fordlands Road. We would advise you to approach the ramps slowly as directed by the signs. Fordlands Road will remain on this alignment until the new main junction on to the A19 is complete.
Elsewhere on site we have continued the construction of the capping beam along the top of the piles, lifted the stone levels and have been installing the foundation for the new kerbs.
During the next 2 weeks we will -
• Continue the concrete capping beam which sits on top of the sheet piled wall both east and west of Fordlands Road
• Install kerbs and gullies and trim stone to the new spine road both east and west of Fordlands Road
• Tie in the kerbs of the future Fordlands Road Junction into Fordlands Road
• Commence the lowering and protection of BT cables adjacent to the A19
• Locate the gas main within the A19 carraigeway.
The closure of the eastern footpath on the A19 remains in place.
During the past week we consulted with the residents of Selby Road and Naburn Lane to find out whether the temporary pedestrian refuge that is in place to help people to cross the A19 just north of the A64 interchange was useful and was being used or should be removed. Several members of the public came forward to state that they used the refuge and find it helpful to safely cross the A19, especially with young children. The temporary refuge will therefore remain in place until the end of the works.
Fordlands Road - We need to tie in the new kerb alignment of the future Fordlands Road junction into the existing kerbline adjacent to the Beck culvert. In order to provide a safe working zone for our workforce we will be utilising temporary traffic lights on Fordlands Road, during the day only, for about 3 to 4 days.
A19 - We need to locate a gas main in the A19 northbound carriageway adjacent to our site. To do this we need to excavate a trench through the northbound carriageway, therefore preventing use of the north bound carriageway for that day. Temporary traffic lights will be in operation during off peak times for 1 - 2
days only, depending on how quickly we can locate the gas main. We will backfill the trench and take off the temporary traffic lights for the evening rush hour traffic if this operation takes more than one day.
Provision for pedestrians and others using the footpaths will be maintained during both of these operations. Please follow the directions provided by the signs.
We apologise for any inconvenience for those delayed due to the traffic lights.
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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