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Winterbourne - Highway drainage improvement works

We started work on the B4058 High Street, Winterbourne on Monday 23 July 2018.

Work has progressed well although it is a complicated site on a busy route and we have encountered more problems than expected. This work is due to be completed on Wednesday 24 April 2019.

We are undertaking the majority of the work using temporary traffic signals, however, there may be the need to close the road for limited periods. Access for residents and businesses in the High Street will be maintained during any closure period and a signed diversion route will be in place.

Update January 2019

Before the scheme can be finished, we need to carry out upgrades to pipes near the one-way circulatory system leading to Flaxpits Lane and Dragon Road. This work will begin in the next few weeks.

We will continue to work under temporary traffic lights but the traffic management will affect the one-way system in this busy area. There are likely to be delays and we apologise for this additional inconvenience.

Area of works map

What will we be doing?

High Street, Winterbourne 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.

Keeping you informed

We realise these works will have a significant impact on the local community and road users. In order to discuss the scheme with you in more detail and provide you with the opportunity to ask the team any questions, we held a drop-in event on:

Wednesday 11 July 2018 at Winterbourne and District Community Association 3pm-6pm

Members of the project team were on hand to answer any questions about the work we are carrying out, the benefits it will bring and the traffic management required.

To stay up to date with the project, you can also subscribe to our regular newsletter.

Further information

We will update you on the progress of the works but if you have any queries please email the project team FloodResilienceProject@southglos.gov.uk or call us on 01454 868000.

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