This is the 25th 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 continuing the construction of the capping beam along the top of the piles. This has now approached close to the A19 and should be finished next week.
The installation of the kerbs and trimming of the stone has progressed well. This has led to the surfacing of the available road taking place today, Friday12th May.
Last week we excavated a trench in the A19 to locate an illusive gas main. It was found to be under the water main. It was important to locate the gas main so we could ensure it was not on the line of the proposed sheet piled wall to the west of the A19 which will be installed later in the year.
During the next 2 weeks we will -
• Complete the concrete capping beam which sits on top of the sheet piled wall adjacent to the A19
• Topsoil the banks of the carriageway
• Commence the water main diversion in the A19
The closure of the eastern footpath on the A19 remains in place.
A number of service diversions will be taking place that will impact the A19 over the coming weeks. These include the diversion of water mains, gas mains, electric cables and BT and other communication cables and fibres.
The diversions are required because some of them lie too close to the proposed sheet piled wall to the west of the A19. Other diversions are required because they need to be lifted to suit the new level of the junction.
Some of the service diversions require long trenches to be opened up and large 'pits' to be excavated within the carriageway of the A19 where joints are to be carried out. The jointing pits have to remain open for several days while the joints are carried out. Unfortunately this means that 24hr temporary traffic lights are required to be set up on the A19 during this period.
This will inevitably lead to major disruption of the traffic using this route. Peak hour traffic is expected to be considerably worse than usual, impacting not only the A19 but the surrounding road network.
On Tuesday 30th May the water main diversion will commence and will take 5 days.
The use of 24 hr traffic lights on the A19 will commence at 9am on Tuesday 30th May. The temporary lights will remain in place until the evening of Saturday 3rd June.
Advance warning signs will be erected several days in advance of the works commencing.
I would advise you to seek alternative routes during this period although I appreciate that this will not be possible for local residents and businesses.
Provision for pedestrians and others using the footpaths will be maintained during these operations. Please follow the directions provided by the signs.
We apologies for any inconvenience for those delayed due to the traffic lights caused by these necessary works.
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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