Blundell’s Road scheme on schedule
Posted on: 31 August 2016
Road safety and traffic calming improvement works on Blundell’s Road in Tiverton are progressing on schedule.
Following public consultation last year, Devon County Council agreed the £1.1 million scheme designed to reduce speeds on the road, and make it easier for pedestrians to cross the road.
The first phase of the scheme is well underway, and in order to minimise disruption work will be finished outside the school before pupils return for the new academic year next week. However, the footpaths outside the school will be temporarily laid with tarmac due to a delay in the delivery of the natural stone paving.
Cllr Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highway Management, explains:
“The stone we ordered for the pavements has been delayed, which is very unfortunate and has meant that our programme for completion has had to be adjusted.
“We have worked hard to find good quality materials that will genuinely enhance the local area, so we have decided to lay a temporary surface and finish the works at a later date so we don’t disrupt the school.
“We were offered an alternative product instead but felt that this would be a compromise we were unwilling to make.”
Work in the Blundell’s Avenue and Tidcombe Lane junction areas will continue in September with temporary road closures and traffic controls when required.
The tarmacked footpaths will be re-laid with paving stone around one of the school holidays to avoid causing too much disruption to the school.
Any costs incurred due to the delay in supplying the paving will be met by the hard landscaping supplier.
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