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Roadworks.

Posted: 2 Apr 2024, 9:28pm
by peetee
We were just informed today (2nd April) that our road will be subject to works and traffic management for 4 weeks. The entire 150 metres or residential parking will be removed for that time, there are no other roads close by that would normally be clear of parked vehicles and any vehicles left in the zone of the works will be removed. Looking online there are scheduled works listed as commencing yesterday - 1 day before we were notified.
Our terrace opens straight onto the road with no pavement and there will be live traffic from both directions within inches of our gates where, normally, our own parked vehicles create a buffer of proximity.
What are a council’s/contractors obligations to notifying us?
It’s clearly going to be a considerable burden.

Re: Roadworks.

Posted: 3 Apr 2024, 10:58am
by gaz
I have neither knowledge of what the legal requirements are nor where to look for them.

My own local authority has the following note on their website, implying they consider 2 to 4 weeks notice sufficient for major works.
Notifying you

If your property or business is affected by our roadworks, you will receive a letter to explain:

how you can access your property during the works
if any road closures or diversions are needed
what the expected start and finish dates are
what the site working hours will be
what type of work we will carry out
what will change or improve.

We will put up signs on the street about 2 to 4 weeks before the work begins.

If the work is expected to only have a minor impact with no road closures, we will not notify residents or businesses in advance.

Re: Roadworks.

Posted: 3 Apr 2024, 1:08pm
by briansnail
Best get it over with.In a few years Councils will have no money in budgets.If you have no potholes great selling point for houses in street.
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I ride Brompton,Hetchins 531

Re: Roadworks.

Posted: 4 Apr 2024, 11:24am
by thirdcrank
peetee wrote: 2 Apr 2024, 9:28pm We were just informed today (2nd April) that our road will be subject to works and traffic management for 4 weeks. The entire 150 metres or residential parking will be removed for that time, there are no other roads close by that would normally be clear of parked vehicles and any vehicles left in the zone of the works will be removed. Looking online there are scheduled works listed as commencing yesterday - 1 day before we were notified.
Our terrace opens straight onto the road with no pavement and there will be live traffic from both directions within inches of our gates where, normally, our own parked vehicles create a buffer of proximity.
What are a council’s/contractors obligations to notifying us?
It’s clearly going to be a considerable burden.


What does "buffer of proximity" mean?

I ask because I'm unfamiliar with the expression but I also wonder if it offers some insight to your thinking..

Re: Roadworks.

Posted: 4 Apr 2024, 1:09pm
by peetee
Buffer of proximity means we can get in/out of our gate without the risk of vehicles passing within inches.

Re: Roadworks.

Posted: 5 Apr 2024, 7:16am
by tim-b
If you haven't already then you need to get reading on the traffic management requirements

The notice period is less important than your safety https://assets.publishing.service.gov.u ... art-01.pdf

No doubt there are a few quid in the pot to use before the new financial year and the work is getting done