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Wick – Highway drainage improvement works

We are due to start work on drainage improvements at Abson Road in Wick on Monday 14 May 2018.

This will involve a full closure of Abson Road from the junction with Rock Road to the junction with Feltham Road.

The road will be subject to a full closure 24 hours a day from 9am on 14 May. A diversion will be in place, see the map for details. Access for residents and businesses on Abson Road will be maintained.

Diversion map

What will be doing?

Abson Road was selected as one of nine sites across South Gloucestershire as part of a wider £3.35million Government funded scheme to improve drainage and flood protection systems.

The road floods on a regular basis causing traffic disruption, damage to properties and to the highway. We have carried out comprehensive survey work which shows there are numerous defects with the drainage system.

Repairs will include replacing and/or upgrading defective pipes, removing root ingress from trees and replacing defective manholes and gully covers.

Whilst our CCTV surveys revealed significant damage, we may find further defects as we begin work on site. It is therefore difficult to provide an accurate timescale of the works but we anticipate it will take a minimum of six months. We will provide updates for residents as we begin work on site.

Bus services

The 620 Stagecoach service will be affected by these works. We formally applied to the Traffic Commissioner to amend the route and timetable and this has now been accepted. The diversion will be via Siston Lane, please see the attached timetable for details. If you would like to be sent a copy of the revised timetable please email or call 01454 868004 to register your contact details with the Public Transport Team.

Keeping you informed

We realise closing the road for a sustained period of time will have a significant impact on the local community and road users. We held two drop-in events in the community in May and will continue to liaise closely with those affected by the works.


Further information

We will update you on the progress of the works but if you have any queries regarding this letter please email the project team or call us on 01454 868000.

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