Charwelton A361 Road Closure

Dear Mr Pound/Mr Shelton

Thank you for your comments regarding the proposed works in Charwelton.

Firstly I would like to apologise on behalf of Northamptonshire Highways for the lack of communication regarding the potential start date of the project. It has only recently become apparent that the HS2 works in the area have been extended until the end of this month which has led to our start date being delayed due to clashing diversion routes. I can confirm that works on the 14th September ( as per the advanced warning boards) will not take place, again we are working with the HS2 to confirm a start date to which you will be given at least two weeks prior notice. Fact sheets detailing the works extents, diversions and residential access will all be within the document which will be distributed to all residents within the village extents. The appointed site managers contact details will also be listed on the factsheet should any issues arise prior to or during the works.

When planning any projects consultation is carried out with the relevant Parish Councils to gauge if what is being proposed will be fit for purpose, after discussing this project with my colleagues in the design team I believe all plans and the different elements of works were discussed and sent to Mr Durrant in the first instance and then Mr Shelton. I have attached a copy of the proposed scheme drawings for your reference.

In order to complete the works within a minimal timescale the decision was made to close the road allowing us to access various parts of the site with multiple works teams in order to achieve maximum productivity. Arrangements for access for residents, businesses and school buses will be made to cause minimal disruption to all. We are currently reviewing our works programme to see if any changes can be made to further minimise disruption for all concerned and will update you within the next 7 – 10 days. A site meeting could also be set up prior to the project commencing to run through the intended works and we could then answer any questions that you may have.In light of these recent developments the advanced warning signs will be removed and communication on the NCC website will also be reviewed. Please bear with us and we will update within the timescales above regarding phasing’s, access etc if not before.

Kind Regards

Jamie Morris

Acting Construction Team Lead

Northamptonshire Highways

Brixworth Depot, Harborough Road, NN6 9BX DDI: +44(0)1604 883438MOB: +44(0) 7583634210