News - Muscliffe Lane Temporary Closure (Aragon Way to Broadway Lane) until Christmas (Highway Improvements)

NEW - Thursday, 30th October 2014 // UPDATED - Wednesday, 4th February 2015 // UPDATED - Wednesday, 18th February 2015

UPDATED - Wednesday, 18th February 2015

Email Reply from Councillor Ron Whittaker
18th February 2015
RE: Muscliffe Lane

Ian.

Thank you, last I hear from Anthony was his email giving me assurances that mid February we would see the new surfacing in this lane, with our mild weather I really do hope that these works will now be completed by the end of the month, it be near 5 months now, so yes I trust nothing now will prevent the finishing of the works. Yes please if any changes, will be reporting on this at the forum.

Councillor Ron Whittaker

Email from Ian Kalra - Head of Transportation Services, Planning, Transport and Regulation, Bournemouth Council to Councillor Ron Whittaker
18th February 2015
RE: Muscliffe Lane

Dear Councillor Whittaker,

Not sure if Anthony has responded to you on this. He was going to try despite being on leave.

The rock baskets are called gabions and are being installed to support the banks to stop them eroding and slipping onto the carriageway.

I understand that the Contractor is programmed to carry out all the surfacing work on the carriageway next week (ie week commencing 23 February). This will then only leave a few more rock gabions to install and a small amount of 'tarmac' surfacing in a number of private driveways directly adjacent to the road to tie into the new carriageway surfacing.

I am meeting with the Contractor this afternoon so if anything changes I will come back to you.

Hope this helps and that you are still doing well health wise.

Kind regards,
Ian Kalra,
Head of Transportation Services, Planning, Transport and Regulation, Bournemouth Council

UPDATED - Wednesday, 4th February 2015

Email Reply from Councillor Ron Whittaker
4th February 2015
RE: Muscliffe Lane

Anthony.

Thank you for the very detailed explanation as to why these works have not been completed as programmed in the early part of January, really hope that the new carriageway surface treatment will itself be completed by end of this Month, please if any further delays please advise. Once again thank you.

Councillor Ron Whittaker

Email Reply from Anthony Kirby - Engineering Design Manager, Planning, Transport and Regulation, Bournemouth Council
3rd February 2015
RE: Muscliffe Lane

Good evening Councillor

I have note the comments made by the residents (Bronwen and Alan Pendray) regarding slow progress on the works being undertaken within Muscliffe Lane and their subsequent problems with refuse collection. I will endeavour to provide an explanation as to the works programme and how we will propose to address the issues of the continued closure of Muscliffe Lane to through traffic.

Whilst the works were originally programme to be complete just before the Christmas holiday period we have, as a consequence of the actual construction works needed on site, increased the scope of our contractors work and subsequently the length of time needed to complete on site. This has regrettably extended well into the New Year and required, for reasons of safety to the contractor's workman, a further extension of the part road closure of Muscliffe Lane. Over the next two weeks we will be completing the final works to the kerbing and the vehicles passing areas, the later that will provide a real benefit to residents who have a need to negotiate the narrow section of this road on a daily basis. The final part of the scheme, involving the application of the new surface to the carriageway, is programmed for mid-February.

In terms of access for those residents living off this rural section of Muscliffe Lane will have ensured that information on the works has been provided at key times regarding progress and we have briefed our own site supervision staff on speaking directly to any residents that may have been affected when there has been a need. In terms of refuse collection, we have ensured all along that our colleagues at Southcote Road were aware that the part closure was only in place for through traffic and that access for refuse collection would not have been impeded. I will however ensure that this point is again reaffirmed to ensure no residents would continue to be inconvenienced in such a way.

Regards,
Anthony Kirby CEng MICE,
Engineering Design Manager, Planning, Transport and Regulation, Bournemouth Council

Email Reply from Councillor Ron Whittaker
30th January 2015
RE: Muscliffe Lane

Yes disappointed to read your email though by now all of the re-surfacing works would have been carried out, have copied in the relevant officer to explain why it seems slow progress is being made.

Councillor Ron Whittaker

Email from Local Residents to Councillor Ron Whittaker
30th January 2015
Muscliffe Lane

Hello Ron,

Can you advise on is what is happening to Muscliffe Lane, late 2013 it was closed for 7 weeks and now it has been closed for over 3 weeks. We have driven down there at weekends and the progress is very slow. We assumed it was closed this time for re-surfacing, but they are still doing the curbs. It has played havoc with our refuse collection as they assume the whole lane is closed.

Do hope you can shed some light for us.

Best regards,
Local Residents

NEW - Thursday, 30th October 2014

Letters and Notes sent to Residents

Temporary Traffic Order on Muscliffe Lane for Highway Improvement Works

Details as follows:

TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Bournemouth Borough Council, under provisions contained in the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 as amended and the Traffic Management Act 2004, has resolved for a maximum period of 21 days:

To prohibit all traffic proceeding on Muscliffe Lane between Aragon Way and Broadway Lane because of the likelihood of danger to the public or serious damage to the road, works are to be executed on or near the highway for the purpose of Highway Improvement

Bournemouth Borough Council will execute the works.

The diversion for vehicles affected by this prohibition will be via Castle Lane West and Broadway Lane

Access to properties will be maintained commensurate with the progress of the works and site safety.

It is envisaged that works will be completed between 3rd November 2014 and 19th December 2014

N.B: The restriction(s) in this Notice may be extended by a further Notice or an Order until such time as the works are complete.

The Council regrets any inconvenience to the public caused by this temporary prohibition.

Date Authorised: 28th October 2014

Mike Holmes - Service Director, Planning, Transport and Regulation, Town Hall Annexe, St. Stephen's Road, Bournemouth BH2 6EA