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Station Street closure

On 30 Aug 2014 at 12:25pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I see that Station Street will be closed for a few days from 15/9/14 and that a diversion will be in place.
Does anyone know what the diversion route will be?
ESCC website only produced a huge Excel file, with road works in no particular order and it was read-only so couldn't be filtered.
On 30 Aug 2014 at 9:12pm Local wrote:
A few days? 35 more like
On 31 Aug 2014 at 8:40am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
5 weeks? Really?
I predict chaos!
On 31 Aug 2014 at 9:23am Historian wrote:
All those businesses should be able to claim a rates refund, plus others in the whole town maybe, if they press hard enough ! Councils are suppose to support their commercial clients. j
On 31 Aug 2014 at 8:17pm belladonna wrote:
why the closure and where's the route of the diversion ?
On 31 Aug 2014 at 9:14pm The 15th. wrote:
Is Groundhog Day
On 31 Aug 2014 at 10:21pm arthur wrote:
According to ESCC: "A suitable diversion route will be signed via Southover Road, Southover High Street, Bell Lane, Winterbourne Hollow, A275 Nevill Road, Offham Road/White Hill/Mount Pleasant in both directions. Hours of work 8am - 9pm. We might be delayed in our works if it rains. We will keep you advised by advance warning signs."
On 31 Aug 2014 at 11:41pm Rookie wrote:
Southover High Street will be chaos unless they intend suspending all the parking that goes on along there.
On 1 Sep 2014 at 9:25am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I can't believe that they can spend 5 weeks redoing a few yards of pavement.
Why on earth couldn't they do this in the school holidays, when traffic is lighter?
On 1 Sep 2014 at 4:57pm arthur wrote:
A.C.T It's not just the pavements, which are also being widened, it is the whole of the roadway which is being relaid as well. Much easier if you look on the ESCC website. Or telephone them.
On 1 Sep 2014 at 6:26pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
The sign I saw at the bottom of Station Street last week only referred to the "footway", Arthur. And as I mentioned in my first post, I found the website singularly unhelpful, although I concede I was only looking for details of the diversion.
On 2 Sep 2014 at 9:49am John Dup-Thinker wrote:
Good work ESCC, close a major route for five weeks, just as traffic flow hits it's busiest period of the year and divert the traffic through an already over-loaded bottle neck (i.e. Prison Crossroads).
Have ESCC actually checked that the proposed diversion can handle the extra traffic, both in terms of numbers of vehicle movements, and likely sizes of vehicles involved - Winterbourne Hollow already frequently jams up while two large vehicles (HGV/coaches etc) squeeze past each other in the narrow cutting.
Well done ESCC traffic planners - it's so easy to work out a diversion route from the comfort of your cozy desk without actually "walking the route" with your "thinking head" on in the rush hours isn't it....?
Nice to see you have time and money to attend to a few uneven pavements yet you continue to fail to resolve the traffic congestion at the major bottle neck in town that affects far more daily journeys than Station Street (i.e Prison Crossroads)... and that instead you actually plan to overload that major bottleneck even more.
Well done, 10/10, Good effort!
On 2 Sep 2014 at 1:35pm John Dun-Lop wrote:
Well said sir - also expect a rise in tyre wear and atmospheric pollution near the prison . I`ll bet some old lag gets on the Human Rights bandwagon re; noise and fumes in his cell .
On 2 Sep 2014 at 5:06pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I think the congestion will be all over town as people strive to find alternative routes. I can imagine people using Grange Road/Rotten Row/Irelands Lane/The Avenue in an attempt to avoid the queue along Winterbourne Hollow, and congestion eastbound along the High Street is bound to increase.
They might as well rip up the bus timetables while it's going on, as the buses will be delayed by it all.
Maybe they should suspend parking and reverse the direction of either Watergate or St Andrews Lane, so smaller vehicles can use one of them instead of Station Street.
I also spotted today that Friars Walk will be closed for resurfacing tomorrow. That'll be fun!
On 2 Sep 2014 at 8:00pm Ed Can Do wrote:
I would have thought anyone coming along Lansdown Place would just drive up St Nicholas Lane. After all, when they built the Printworks they measured it as wide enough to fit a fire engine so delivery lorries should fit just fine.
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