Flintshire Roadworks Starting from 18th January 2015

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Flintshire County Council will begin work for a Cycle Lane along Chester Road at Airbus from Monday 19 January 2015, for a period of 10 weeks. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Due to this construction work buses will be unable to operate towards Chester from Broughton Retail Park. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Services will operate as normal to Broughton Retail Park then divert via the A55 and then Wrexham Road to Chester. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A shuttle bus will operate between Sandy Lane in Saltney and Chester City Centre. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Services from Chester towards Broughton Retail Park are unaffected. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Routes affected: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Number 3 & 3A Chester to Mold via Broughton and Buckley. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Number 4, 4A, 4B, 4S Chester to Mold via Buckley. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Number 11, 11A, 11F, 11G, 11M, 11X  Rhyl to Chester via Prestatyn, Holywell and Queensferry. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Number 12 Chester to Connahs Quay via Broughton ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


ROADWORKS; ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Location Date and Time Route No Type of Work Traffic Management Duration Contractor
High Street Saltney 26/01/15 – 30/01/15 A5104 Excavation Temporary Traffic Lights 2 way 5 Days Scottish Power 0845 272 7999 26/01/15 – 30/01/15
Liverpool Road Buckley 27/01/15 Change conductor Temporary Traffic Lights4 way 1 Day Scottish Power 0845 272 7999 27/01/15
Clayton Road Mold 26/01/15 – 30/01/15 New Water Connection Temporary Traffic Lights 2 way 5 Days Wales & West Utilities 0845 371 5050 26/01/15 – 30/01/15
4 Ffordd Pennant Maes Pennant 22/01/15 – 27/01/15 New Gas Connection Temporary Traffic Lights 2 way 6 Days Wales & West Utilities 0845 371 5050 22/01/15 – 27/01/15
Pen Y Maes Road, Holywell 24/01/15 – 28/01/15 Cabling Works 3 way stop and go 5 days O’Connor Utilities 01352 735300 24/01/15 – 28/01/15
Wepre Lane, Connahs Quay 19/01/15 – 23/01/15 Footway resurfacing Temporary Traffic Lights 2 Way 5 Days MWT Civil Engineering Ltd 07867356452 19/01/15 – 23/01/15
Springfield Hill, Pentre Halkyn 26/01/15 – 03/02/15 B5123 BT Works Temporary Traffic Lights 2 Way 9 Days Gallagher Construction (Northern) Ltd 07717765471 26/01/15 – 03/02/15
Ruthin Road, Gwernymynydd 28/01/15 A494T Tree Cutting Works Temporary Traffic Lights 2 Way 1 Day Amey 0800521660 28/01/15
Phase 3 of the A55 / A494 resilience work  is expected to start in January 2015. Subject to weather conditions, this phase is scheduled to be completed in February 2015.

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  • A55 Junction 27 St Asaph to Junction 31 Caerwys.
  • A55 Junction 34 Ewloe Loop to Junction 36a Warren Bank.
  • A494 Ewloe to Deeside Industrial Park.

Phase 3 is expected to start in January 2015. Subject to weather conditions, this phase is scheduled to be completed in February 2015. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Lane closures will be required on both carriageways at various times during construction, for the safety of the work force and road users. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Wherever possible the works are being undertaken at night to minimise disruption to the travelling public during the day; however, daytime traffic management will be necessary at times. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Where this is to happen, advance information will be provided by ‘Traffic Wales’ on road signs. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The following measures are in place will be in place to minimise disruption; ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

  • Night-time working has been implemented with traffic management being removed during the daytime when and where possible.
  • The contractor is obliged to have all traffic management removed by 14:00 on each Friday to avoid peak and weekend disruption, and is only permitted to reinstate it on Sunday night for works recommencing on Monday morning.
  • The workforce has been increased (especially traffic management and safety fence subcontractors) to ensure works are completed either on or before the planned programme. The current construction periods (Sunday night – 14:00 Friday) present a challenging timescale for the installation of a number of the new resilience assets. The installation of these assets within this timescale and to return to normal operation for weekend traffic flow, has and will require the contractors involved to work 24 hour day and night shifts in order to ensure completion.
  • The concrete being used is a strengthened design mix with a reduce setting time which will lessen the need for traffic management to be in place during the day time.
  • Information signs are in place to notify passing traffic of reasons why a lane closure is in place.
  • At all times, the minimisation of disruption to the travelling public has been a priority within this project, with contractors being contractually obliged to operate and programme their works in such a way as to demonstrate that disruption has been minimised.

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