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For the Record: Closure of Fox’s Bank Lane, Whiston.

by Alison Cornmell

Fox’s Bank Lane in Whiston is currently closed whilst Taylor Wimpey undertake essential works.

What works are being undertaken?
From 9 May 2022, Taylor Wimpey commenced works on Fox’s Bank Lane in order to enable a new signalised junction into their planned development of 350 houses as part of Halsnead Garden Village. As part of these works, Taylor Wimpey will bring the required statutory services to support their development, including drainage, which will be laid in the carriageway at the same time.

Why is the road fully closed?
A full closure is required so that the works can be undertaken safely and in the shortest possible time frame.  By closing the lane, all intrusive works will be undertaken within one period of 25 weeks and not result in multiple closures over a number of years.

When are the works taking place?
The works are being carried out from 7.30am to 6pm on weekdays and 8.00am to 13.30pm on Saturdays.

When will the works be completed?
The works are due to be completed by 9 October 2022. Our engineers are monitoring the works and working closely with Taylor Wimpey’s contractors to ensure they are completed as soon as possible.

Why were the works not completed when the when the Council undertook the junction improvements?
These works could not be programmed alongside the junction improvement works as they are developer specific requirements and could only be planned as part of the developer’s individual scheme designs for which planning permission has only recently been granted.

We appreciate that these works are likely to cause disruption, and we have endeavoured to co-ordinate them in such a way as to enable traffic to move through the area as best possible.

The diversion for the closure is via Cronton Road, Tarbock Island, Windy Arbour Road, Lickers Lane and vice versa.

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