Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Road repairs - Gospel Lane

A major resurfacing project is coming up - Gospel Lane from Olton Boulevard East to Lakey Lane (the whole of the ward border). 

The work is scheduled to start during the week of the 21- 25 October 2013. It is expected to take up to FOUR weeks and the crews will be working on site on weekdays between 9:30am and 4pm. Amey will put signs on the road to confirm the precise start date.
[EDIT - note change in duration of work and working hours]

As vehicles can't drive over hot tarmac, the section of the road affected will be closed to all traffic while surfacing is being carried out.

Please check with bus operators regarding diversions.

If you require access for medical/personal reasons, you can contact Amey on 0121 303 6644 (option 2), to discuss how access can be arranged. Pedestrian access will be maintained as well as access for emergency vehicles. That number can also be used for any other questions that you might have. 

During working hours, it will not be possible to park on the road. Cars left will have to be removed and this may incur a cost to the registered keeper. There are also likely to be speed and width restrictions while the work is carried out, as well as road closures. 

Sorry for the inconvenience, but this work needs to be done and is usually completed well within the time allocated. 


Michael said...

Do Solihull Council know you are digging up one of their roads, or are you just doing the Birmingham side?

Also, have you made arrangements to have extra police on duty for the second week (half term)

Also please, please, whilst there in the area, please get them to do Pool Farm Road - possibly the worst road in Birmingham!!!

John O'Shea said...

Hi Michael - yes, they do know. There are a number of roads like this where the border runs down the middle and the work has to be divided between the authorities in terms of costs.

OnLineJones said...

Will they be putting speed bumps back down? I've seen no sign so far and it's a residential road with a skate park, which is used as a through road, so traffic calming measures should be a priority.

John O'Shea said...

Hi - I noticed today that they haven't as yet replaced the speed cushions. I've already sent an email to the contractors to chase this - I'll let you know the outcome. I certainly expect them to reinstate the traffic calming as it was originally installed.