St James Retail Park - Bochum Parkway

Bochum Parkway Newsletter 15

01 December 2017

Newsletter No 15. Week commencing Monday 4th December. Weeks 28 and 29.

This is the 15th edition of the newsletter that will keep you up to date with the progress of the road works on Bochum Parkway.

As we work towards our final weeks on this scheme, the site has appeared very busy this week.

Many different contractors have been working on Bochum Parkway carrying out service alterations and the provision of new service supplies to the retail park.
Adjacent to the leisure centre new electricity supplies are being installed for the retail park.
At Meadowhead Roundabout new electricity supplies are being installed to power up the new traffic signals and street lighting columns.
Within the pedestrian crossing at the top of Dyche Lane an emergency repair to a gas leak is being carried out. This is unrelated to our works but understandably cannot be delayed. Due to the need to complete these works as quickly as possible, permission for a 24hr/day lane closure has been granted by SCC to carry out the gas repair works.

We have been installing the new sign foundation bases around the site and relocating the signs and street lighting columns that need moving. We have also installed cable to power up the central reservation street lighting columns once power is provided to the new feeder pillars.

Where street lighting columns have been relocated, we have been piecing in the kerbline to complete the filter lanes.

Lane closures to Bochum Parkway have been in operation every day to provide safe areas of work for our operatives as they work alongside the live carriageway.

The 24hr lane closure to carry out the gas repair has unfortunately caused substantial delays to rush hour traffic.

The fault that caused the pedestrian signals to fail at the top of Dyche Lane has been fixed.


The next 2 weeks

Relocating the remaining street lighting columns in the central reservation opposite the retail park entrance

Preparing the filter lanes for surfacing as the remaining street lighting columns are relocated.

During week commencing 11th December we will be carrying out the installation of 2 very large sign foundations within the footpath outside the Audi Dealership


Temporary Traffic Management likely to impact traffic

Off peak carriageway lane closures on Bochum Parkway

To complete the works to the central reservation and foopaths

24hr carriageway closures west bound on Bochum Parkway

Gas repair emergency works. Please allow additional time for your rush hour journeys. The contractor is working to complete the works as quickly as possible but we do not yet know how long the repair will take.
Closure of the pedestrian crossing adjacent to Meadowhead Roundabout.
The pedestrian crossing will remain closed. Pedestrians wishing to cross the road at this point are directed to the next traffic signal crossing opposite Dyche Lane. See below.
Please advise your children walking to school that this crossing is closed and will remain closed until the completion of the works and to use the alternative crossing.

Closure of the western access to Norton Lane off Bochum Parkway.

This access will remain closed full time for the next few months. Vehicular access to Norton Lane can by made by using the eastern Norton Lane access off Bochum Parkway. We appreciate that this will cause some inconvenience to those living on Norton Lane. 

Early warning of Bochum Parkway night time closures in January 2018

In January 2018 the final tarmacing of Bochum Parkway will take place. The areas that have been impacted by the road works are to be resurfaced and have new road markings.
This will take place during a series of nights (7pm - 7am) in January 2018 when we will need to completely close Bochum Parkway. Full road diversions will be in place. More details will be published in your next newsletter of 15th December.

Safety for children and the wider public

We acknowledge that construction sites can be attractive places for children.
Please be assured that once underway, the different areas of works will be securely fenced at all times to ensure the safety of the public. Deep excavations within our works, for drainage for example, will have further fencing erected around them.
Please be aware of slow moving plant and wagons making deliveries and accessing different areas of the site from the live carriageway.
Please be mindful of the speed limit of 40 mph when driving through the works.

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