Sapcote Parish Council

Serving the people of Sapcote

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Clerk: Josie Blackburn
15 William Spencer Avenue
Sapcote, Leicestershire
LE9 4NF

Tel: 07305 168086

NOTIFICATION OF ESSENTIAL DRAINAGE MAINTENANCE WORKS A5 Smockington to Bittesby

Please see the email below received from National Highways

NOTIFICATION OF ESSENTIAL DRAINAGE MAINTENANCE WORKS A5 Smockington to Bittesby

I am writing to let you know that we will be carrying out essential drainage work on the A5 carriageway, between Smockington and Bittesby, this important work will help improve the resilience of our network against any potential flooding.

During our scheme of work, we will:

• excavate and replace damaged drains and headwalls

• jet chambers and gullies

• replace existing post and rail fence behind a lay-by with a 2.4m high weld mesh fencing

• clear vegetation and rubbish from existing ditches and install new filter drains

• replace litter bin with 3 new litter bins

• regrade the existing ditches

When will the work take place?

Our work is due to start 14 February 2022 and is scheduled for completion by early April 2022. To keep our programme for these works as short as possible and to minimise disruption to the local community, residents, businesses, and road users, we will work between 8pm and 6am, Monday to Friday. Please note that all our planned roadworks may be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

How will the work affect traffic?

To maintain a safe environment for our workforce and customers, we will close A5 carriageway in both directions. During these full road closures, we will put in place signed diversion routes which have been agreed with the Local Authority. All carriageways will be open as usual outside of our working times. Diversion routes are available on request, from our Public Liaison Officer.

Contact us If you have any questions about this scheme, please contact our Public Liaison Officer as follows:

• Email: EMcomms@amey.co.uk

Alternatively, you can also contact our Customer Contact Centre:

• Email: info@highwaysengland.co.uk

• Telephone: 0300 123 5000

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and will do our very best to complete the work as quickly as possible, keeping disturbances and noise to a minimum.

Posted: Mon, 07 Feb 2022 10:26 by Josie Blackburn

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