POOL BANK CULVERT WORK – STARTS 8TH MAY

Please find below information just received. The text of the letter referred to is below this.

Pool Bank Culvert – A658 Pool Bank New Road 

Please find attached a letter that I will shortly be posting to residents about the culvert strengthening works due to take place at the A658 Pool Bank New Road. The letter includes details of the works, including why they are needed and what they comprise of, the length of time they will take to complete and the traffic management measures needed on this traffic sensitive route.

I will shortly be beginning the pre-start publicity for the works to include a press release, signage to be placed at the site, letter drop and updates via social media. As the road is a route to Leeds Bradford Airport, I will be contacting them separately about the works.

If you have any comments or queries about the works or wish to meet to discuss them in more detail then please do let me know.

Group Engineer, Bridges, Leeds City Council

Dear Sir or Madam

A658 Pool Bank New Road – Pool Bank Culvert Strengthening Works

There is a masonry arch culvert which runs beneath the A658 Pool Bank New Road, approximately 350m north east of the Dyneley Arms Junction with the A660. Our inspections of the culvert have revealed that it is in a poor condition and we are now in a position to commence works to repair it.

The works comprise of the excavation of the existing road surface/fill material from over the culvert and the construction of new reinforced concrete slabs on piled foundations, with the new slabs spanning over the existing culvert.

The works are programmed to commence on the 8th May 2018 and last for approximately 10 weeks. They are to be carried out by the contractor A E Yates.

To safely undertake the work single lane closures with 2 way temporary traffic lights will be needed for the duration of the works. The A658 is a very busy road, so to complete the work as quickly as possible the contractor will work seven days a week, where it is practicable to do so, and for extended hours (6am to 8pm). The temporary traffic lights will be manually controlled between the hours of 7am and 7pm to minimise any traffic delays.

To ensure the safety of both the workforce, and the travelling public, a temporary 30mph speed limit will be in place from the Dyneley Arms junction through the works.

Pedestrian access through the works will generally be maintained, although there may be a short delay on occasion to ensure their safety.

We understand these essential safety works are likely to cause disruption, but I can assure you that we will do all we can to minimise this as much as possible.