May 12, 2020

Update April 2020

Progressing on from the Month of March, the Earthworks operations along the southern embankment of the new Spine Road as it leads up to Broadway  are now significantly complete, Topsoil and planting  will take place  later in the year.

The 1:1 reinforced slope on the North side of the Spine Road  is now complete and includes the erosion matting where required.

Road Construction along the Spine road and linking into Broadway has been progressed and both the Capping layer and MOT Type 1 stone layer has been installed up to underside of Tarmac Level. Tarmac works will follow much later in the year

Within the last week or so , we have recommenced the Surface water drainage works to the Spine Road which continues from previous phases. Gullies, Carrier pipes and Manhole Chamber constructions are just some of the required works.

Traffic management in the form of cones, barriers, signage etc remains in place to cordon off Lane 1 Northbound of the Broadway A663 and this will continuously be maintained 24 hours a day by the specialist site team. The traffic Management installation is adapted as required to allow  access certain areas of the works where necessary.

The Traffic Management continues to be monitored by TfGM daily.

On the West Side of Crossley Bridge, works have progressed installing Street light cabling, ducting and new columns inline with the new road layout. The pre-existing columns have now become redundant and have been removed as planned.

Traffic Signal ducting installation has also commenced and will be required to feed the new permanent traffic light and traffic signals.

BT Openreach have  carried out night works and  have almost completed the cable diversion in line with the new footpath, a further visit is necessary

Virgin media have completed the diversion of the cabling in line with the new footpath on the West side of Broadway.

Foxdenton Lane Junction alteration works have been completed within the period. New kerbs, edgings and landscaped areas have been installed to the new design.  

Re-surfacing works, white lining and new road signs have also been completed.

Foxdenton Junction is now functioning in its final form, and vehicles now need to consciously turn at the new T Junction to continue along Foxdenton Lane. The Spine Road will not be a through road to Broadway until the end of the year and as such any vehicles turning up the Spine Road will need to turn around at the new roundabout unless they are accessing the Redrow Development, the Countryside sales Facility or the working construction sites.


Next Stage of the works May 2020


Broadway Junction; The combined Permanent and temporary kerbing / edgings will be further progressed  to form the new footpath and road layout at the intersection of Broadway and the new Spine Road. Surfacing of the new temporary western footpath will then follow on in sequence. This will then enable the Western footpath to reopen to pedestrians.

Crossley Bridge demolition works will commence in early May. Bridge Beams 1 and 2 will be removed in sections, redundant services currently running within the first bridge beam will also be removed at this time. The open void will then be backfilled using foam concrete up to the underside of road construction, following this Tarmac reinstatement will take place  in order to re-open the lane to live traffic. Once the lane is reopened the traffic management will be switched to the next phase to allow further beams to be removed.

As part of the Bridge Beam removal works diversion of the existing UU sewer will progress, this will require the installation of pumps to temporarily “re-route “ water whilst the diversion is being carried out and whilst the existing sewer is removed.  Specialist pumps have been selected that minimise noise.




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