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A329 Martins Heron improvement scheme

traffic lights

We are now progressing at a good speed with the Martins Heron improvement scheme. Work outside the Mercedes garage is now complete and significant progress is being made on the London Road approaches to the junction.

However during half term (22 to 26 October), it will be necessary to have two way traffic lights in operation 24 hours a day to enable the final part of the gas diversion works. This essential upgrade work will take a maximum of 5 days.

From 19 November, temporary intelligent traffic lights will be installed at the junction to enable the final phase of the scheme. These lights can be programmed to run differently depending on the traffic and during off peak hours lanes will continue to be closed as necessary to facilitate the work.

The junction conversion is now due to be complete by February 2019 following a number of disruptions including a major water leak and complications with utility services which have delayed the project by 2 months.

Cllr Chris Turrell, executive member for planning and transport said:

“We are ensuring that all work is undertaken as quickly as possible to minimise disruption to road users. However, as we are approaching the final phases of the scheme, there will inevitably be delays to journey times so we would advise residents to consider alternative routes. I would like to thank motorists, residents and businesses for their continued patience during the most challenging phase of the London Road improvement scheme.”

Further details are available on our A329 London Road improvements page.