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« Reply #195 on: November 14, 2021, 01:03:55 pm »

Being in the vicinity again this morning and (ahem!) not put off by the "No Unauthorised Persons" board that seemed to be the extent of the security on Searles Farm Lane, the temporary security barriers not extending across the road, I thought I would see if the road closure had stimulated an acceleration of the glacial rate of progress on this job.

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« Reply #196 on: November 15, 2021, 06:56:33 am »

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The road works are being carried out by the same contractors as are building the station. Did wonder if the 16 week closure was something that other contractors would do in two weeks. Or maybe the road works will overrun to 2022.
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« Reply #197 on: November 21, 2021, 03:52:58 pm »

The progress in a week appears to be that they have flailed the hedges both sides of the road (which would probably take a competent agricultural contractor about an hour). The Green Park Village side of the works has been secured.

I have not seen any drawings of what is proposed. But if they intend to put a footpath next to the road I would think they are going to have to widen the embankment and take the hedges/trees out one side, not sure flailing first would help that. Although I must admit that you can see the kerbs both sides, probably for the first time in a decade or more.
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