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LETTER: Council transport chief says London Road works will be for 'benefit of everybody'

In addition to the works currently on street, the project at London Road involved a variety of construction works involving various parties, including two major utility upgrades, signals work, resurfacing and repairs to the toll house, which also required consents from outside the council. Careful consideration was given to impact on residents, traders and road users when planning the work including working around the holiday period and night working. It is regrettable that unseasonably cold weather affected the materials required[1] for the toll house repairs and two snowfall incidents along with winter damage to the roads have required a re-planning of work across the entire highways programme.

As professional officers have raised concerns regarding the positioning of the planters[2] it would be remiss of me not to consider these. Officers have therefore been asked to review the issues raised in the road safety audit and I will work with the ward councillors, traders and local residents to achieve the best outcome for the siting of the planters.

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The planned works to the loading bay should help traders and offer a considerable improvement on the much reduced loading provision contained in the former regeneration scheme. I am also taking the opportunity to ensure the correct traffic[3] regulation order is in place for London Road as well as addressing issues raised by cyclists.

I am sorry for the delay in our contractor returning to complete the works and I am pressing both the officers and contractor to complete the works in the shortest possible timeframe. I sincerely hope that the various pieces of work, most of which are already completed, will result in an improved layout to the benefit of everybody who uses London Road.

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Cllr Mark Shelford Cabinet member for transport and environment

Bath and North East Somerset Council[4]

References

  1. ^ affected the materials required (www.bathchronicle.co.uk)
  2. ^ positioning of the planters (www.somersetlive.co.uk)
  3. ^ traffic (www.somersetlive.co.uk)
  4. ^ Bath and North East Somerset Council (www.somersetlive.co.uk)



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