_ I refer to your letter dated 7th January regarding your objection to the above temporary road closure on a section of Stocking Lane.
The proposed temporary road closure to be put in place on a section of Stocking Lane is to facilitate the completion of essential pipe laying works associated with the Boherboy Water Supply Scheme. A new contractor has been appointed to complete the works and traffic management arrangements have been revised.
It is not possible to complete the works under live traffic control as the width of road is insufficient for compliance with safety requirements due to depth of trench and proximity to live traffic. Furthermore, the weight of nearby vehicles could result in the collapse of the trench.
The pedestrian walkway will be generally available with small detours.
The patience and understanding of residents is greatly appreciated and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. You can be assured that every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum and to reopen the road as soon as possible.
Senior Executive Engineer