Oundle Town Council

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Fletton House

Town Clerk: Town Clerk
Fletton House, Fletton Way
Glapthorn Road, Oundle
Peterborough PE8 4JA

North Bridge Update

Posted: Fri, 14 Sep 2018 14:39 by Emma Baker

Summation of meeting on August 30th between local councils and NCC Highways –

  • Traffic census to supplement 2015 data once schools return – results to be shared
  • Expect restrictions to come into force December/January; planning for restrictions in hand. Safety the key.
  • Availability of funding for full repairs remains uncertain - restrictions open ended. Repair cost estimate increased to c. £1-1.5m. Completing work will depend upon methods used; 17 - 50 weeks,
  • Listed building status complicates process/cost, and Environment Agency/planning authority needs to approve. Planners take no account of inconvenience and will not flex process to accelerate remediation.
  • Repair will be conducted from underside of bridge allowing it to remain open/in use whilst completed.
  • Restriction will be two way traffic/20 mph/footpaths remain in use.
  • Weight limit on South Bridge to be lifted.
  • Emergency services briefed but no concerns raised at present.
  • Liaison with Stagecoach re X4 routing.
  • Current plan is diversion to Barnwell junction (installation of signal control) - awaiting traffic data. There was debate on the impact of this route/signals on other villages, e.g vehicles diverting off A605 through Barnwell to avoid signals or westbound traffic using the Warmington or Cotterstock exits.
  • Alternative solutions to provide access to town centre without use of bridges were raised - Ashton/Herne Road. Not short term, but should be worked up given funding position uncertain.
  • All parties contact list to be shared

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