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Road and Public Right of Way closures

The onshore cable route is about 37 km (23 miles) long and sometimes the cable route will cross a public highway, private track, or Public Right of Way (PROW) including bridleways. A list of the relevant locations is available in our Traffic Management Plan, Section 7: Crossing Points.

The majority of the route will be constructed using ‘open cut’ trench methods. When these works reach a crossing point on the public highway a short-term road closure and diversion will be implemented, to enable the works to be undertaken safely, both to the workforce and the general public. Where continued access across the road is required, this will be maintained via appropriate traffic management controls and signage. We apologise for the inconvenience. A full road closure will enable us to complete the work and reopen the road as soon as possible.

Holly Lane (Little Bealings) closure – from 0700 on 14 May to 1900 on 21 May 2018

Holly Lane will be closed between the junctions with Holly Close and Boot Street. Holly Close will remain accessible from The Street/Lodge Road. An approved diversion route will be implemented for the duration of the works as follows: 

  • North of the closure, the diversion will run along Hall Farm Road and Lodge Road.
  • South of the closure, the diversion will run along Lodge Road and Hall Farm Road.

Paper Mill Lane – ongoing road works until 1 June 2018

To enable access to be maintained on Paper Mill Lane during the works, we are installing temporary passing bays either side of the road.

Thereafter our contractors will begin trenching work across Paper Mill Lane. During this period, there will be a lane closure on Paper Mill Lane controlled by traffic lights. Traffic will be diverted along one temporary bay while contractors work on a section of Paper Mill Lane. As work progresses, the diversion will be switched over to the second passing bay to allow the team to continue excavating the road. The trenches will be backfilled and the road re-surfaced before being re-opened to the travelling public. Paper Mill Lane is expected to be back in normal use by 1 June 2018.

Ferry Road, Bawdsey – 11-20 June 2018

To enable access to be maintained on Ferry Road during the works, we will first install two temporary passing bays either side of the road. The passing bays will be installed from 11 June and work will take about one week to complete.

Thereafter our contractors will begin trenching work across Ferry Road. During this period, there will be a lane closure on Ferry Road controlled by traffic lights. Traffic will be diverted along one temporary bay while contractors work on a section of Ferry Road. As work progresses, the diversion will be switched over to the second passing bay to allow the team to continue excavating the road. The trenches will be backfilled and the road re-surfaced before being re-opened to the travelling public. Ferry Road is expected to be back in normal use by 20 June 2018.

Tye Lane closure – From 0700 on 13 June to 1900 on 21 June 2018

Tye Lane will be closed to the west of Lorraine Way, as shown in the traffic management drawing. An approved diversion route will be implemented for the duration of the works as follows:

  • East of the closure, the diversion will be via Somersham Road, Pound Lane, Lower Road, Flowton Road to Tye Lane.
  • West of the closure, the diversion will be via Tye Lane, Flowton Road, Lower Road, Pound Lane and Somersham Road.

Public Right of Way (PROW)

  • PROW 4 in Falkenham will be diverted between 8 to 19 May
  • PROW 5 in Falkenham will be diverted between 8 to 19 May

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