Swindon Borough Council Update – Oakhurst Way Remedial Works

Swindon Borough Council Update – Oakhurst Way Remedial Works 1900 1200 Caroline Hunt

Update from Swindon Borough Council:

Update regarding the remedial works being completed next week along Oakhurst Way (between Thamesdown Drive and Garsington Drive) to address the defective resurfacing completed at this section of the road in November 2020 as identified in the works final inspection.  As remedial works, these works are being completed at the contractors expense.  We are also aiming to use this opportunity to have the contractor complete a repair of a loose drain manhole cover on Oakhurst Way at the Ilkeston Road junction.

We have agreed with the Council’s Streetworks team that these works will take place utilising a 3 day road closure from Wednesday 12th May (08:00 – 18:00).  The works to address the loose manhole cover are only necessary for a short duration, and will be completed after the resurfacing remedial works have been completed.  However as this manhole is located in the middle of the road, an additional closure is required for this work, although this is anticipated for less than 1 day. The contractor will be opening the road at the end of each working day, and will allow access to residents similar to how this was managed in November. Please see attached plans which illustrate the extents of the works, as well as routes traffic will be diverted through during the works.

Due to the nature of the works, disruption may be unavoidable and at times motorist may be restricted or requested to follow the diversion route to another access point. We have been advised that it is essential the road remains un-trafficked until the new material has set, as early trafficking could lead to premature failure, as such we plan to note this in our communications to residents and transport services.

We have communicated these works with Swindon Bus and Stagecoach, and will also be emailing the local schools to inform them, and we’re working together to mitigate any adverse impact of the works on their services, especially in relation to school drop off / pick up arrangements.

Diversion Route Plan

Ilkeston Road Plan

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