Dozens of Brigg households will NOT be cut off 24/7, over three days, by forthcoming roadworks, as some feared.
Instead, the affected road, which offers the only vehicular access into a housing development, will be shut from 9am to 3.30pm.
Traffic will still be able to use Almond Grove outside these hours from Monday, April 20 until completion of the sewer contract on Thursday, April 23.
Prop-up signs already in place on Almond Grove (see picture above) only state there will be a road closure, without specifying the restricted hours.
Residents' concerns have been raised with Brigg Blog - the affected streets being Bramble Way, the northern half of Almond Grove, Foxglove Close, Poppyfield Way, Clover Court and Bluebell Road.
Some locals wondered whether these metal railings (pictured) might be removed to allow temporary access by vehicles between the development's entrance/Bramble Way to Redcombe Lane - utilising a road spur which has long been pedestrian only. This suggestion is not being taken up.
Coun Carl Sherwood (Brigg & Wolds), who is a member of the cabinet at North Lincolnshire Council, the local highway authority, contacted Brigg Blog yesterday to clarify the situation.
We offered to publicise the daily hours of closure to inform car-owning people living in this part of the town.
Coun Carl explained that procedures are in place should emergency service vehicles need to visit the closed-off streets while sewer connection work is being carried out. If this happens, the contractor will stop work and a large metal plate will be installed on Almond Grove to allow ambulance, fire or police vehicles to gain access.
It is understood the sewer work relates to a new housing development on land behind Almond Grove.
|A view along Almond Grove, with one of the road closure advisory signs on the left.|
NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE COUNCIL
(Almond Grove, Brigg) (Temporary Prohibition of Traffic) Order 2020
Notice is hereby given that North Lincolnshire Council intends not less than seven days from the date of this Notice to make an Order the effect of which will be to prohibit any vehicle from proceeding along Almond Grove, 20th-23rd April 2020 inclusive (but varied to take account of any unforeseen circumstances), 9am-3.30pm each day, to connect a sewer. A diversion isn’t applicable for this closure.