St James Retail Park - Bochum Parkway

Bochum Parkway Newsletter 17

12 January 2018

Newsletter No 17. Week commencing Monday 15th January. Weeks 33 and 34.

This is the 17th edition of the newsletter that will keep you up to date with the progress of the road works on Bochum Parkway.

Can I first apologise for the disruption experienced by our local residents due to the night time closures of Bochum Parkway this week. I appreciate that many of you have experienced noise and high volumes of traffic avoiding the diversions and taking short cuts down residential roads. Thank you for putting up with us during this disruptive phase of the work.

By the night of Friday 12th January all surfacing and road markings will be complete.

During the past week Bochum Parkway has seen a great change. Due to favourable weather conditions and the efficiency of our sub contractors we will have carried out the surfacing work in 5 nights in stead of our anticipated 10 nights.

Lane closures to Bochum Parkway have been in operation every day to provide safe areas of work for our operatives as they prepare areas for surfacing.

The street lighting columns are now all operational and many of the signs have been installed.

The next 2 weeks

Day time lane closures will be in operation during off peak hours for the next 2 weeks as we complete our works to Bochum Parkway.

The traffic signals will be installed and commissioned and the new signage completed.

Any outstanding footpath works will be completed and the grassed areas; topsoiled and seeded.

During the evening of Thursday night 18th January, a large traffic signal mast will be erected outside the Audi Dealership. For safety reasons this will require us to close Bochum Parkway west bound for a short time. All Bochum Parkway west bound traffic will be diverted down Dyche Lane during these couple of hours.

Temporary Traffic Management likely to impact traffic

Off peak carriageway lane closures on Bochum Parkway

To undertake 'loop cutting' in the carriageway and complete works to the central reservation and verges. The loops are fine cables that are laid within the top surface of the road. The traffic signal equipment can record the traffic travelling over the 'loops' and uses this information to adjust the traffic signal phasing to maintain the greatest efficiency of traffic travelling down Bochum Parkway

2hr Bochum Parkway west bound closure on the night of Thursday 18th

To erect the traffic signal mast

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. We hope to open this crossing in 2 weeks time.


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

This access will remain closed full time for the next week or two. Once the verges are topsoiled and grass seed has been applied and the area inspected by SCC the access will be reopened.

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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