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Constructing a new site entrance at Temporary Works Compound in Coleshill

Published on Monday, 17th December 2018

Construction of the site entrance will take place between 7 January 2019 and 28 January 2019.

High Speed Two (HS2) is the new high speed railway for Britain. Cadent, who operate the gas distribution network in the area, will need to move underground gas pipelines to allow for the construction of the new railway.

To facilitate Cadent’s pipeline diversions in the area, a new site access will be constructed on Watton Lane.

Site set-up began in November 2018 and the site will be in use until the diversions are completed in October 2020.

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We need to construct a new site entrance from Watton Lane into our Temporary Works Compound. As the works progress, this will provide a dedicated access and allow our construction vehicles to securely enter and exit the works compound. When it’s complete, all site traffic will use this entrance.

To accommodate the access, we will also move the existing bus stops to underneath the M6 Toll/M42 underpass. We’ll also relocate some existing signage and street lighting to accommodate the entrance.

How will this affect you?

To be able to construct the new access safely, we will need to close Watton Lane.

This closure is scheduled to be in place from 7 January 2019 for a period of three weeks.

A diversion will be signposted via Gilson Road/B4117 and the A446.

We’re sorry for any inconvenience this closure may cause, and we will work to complete the access as efficiently as possible.

Duration of work

  • Construction of the site entrance will take place between 7 January 2019 and 28 January 2019
  • Our working hours will be 8.00am to 6.00pm (Mon-Fri) and 8.00am to 1.00pm (Sat)
  • We will be on-site one hour, either side of these times, for set-up and close-down
  • We’ll work mainly from the temporary works compound and take access to the construction area from here

What to expect

  • 3 week road closure on Watton Road from 7 January 2019. Diversion signage will be in place ahead of the works taking place
  • Removal of existing vegetation to accommodate the new site entrance
  • All works will be carried out using standard construction equipment

What we will do

  • Inform you in advance of any changes to these works
  • Keep all sites safe and secure

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