Wellingborough residents and motorists braced for five nights of disruption

A construction company has promised Wellingborough residents that they will keep the noise down during essential five-night long roadworks.

Wednesday, 15th January 2020, 5:45 pm
Niort Way A509

Whitemountain are continuing with works in Niort Way with resurfacing work on the carriageway of A509 close to its junction with Gleneagles Drive.

The night-time closures are due to start on Monday, January 20, but could be delayed if temperatures drop below 3C.

David Stanfield, project manager for Whitemountain, said: "We had applied some time ago for a five-night closure from Monday, January 20. This is to carry out surfacing operations.

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"Some noise will be unavoidable but the type of work should be less noisy than during the last closure i.e. there will be much less use of rock hammers and saws.

"We will also direct light as much as possible away from dwellings."

Tailbacks had been growing in the area as two-way traffic lights had been installed on Niort Way by contractors for Virgin Media and four-way lights for urgent gas main work had been placed in Gleneagles Drive at the same time.

The Niort Way lights came down early but unforeseen emergency gas work had resulted in a set of four-way traffic lights on the roundabout junction of Chatsworth Drive, Barnwell Road and Gleneagles Drive.

Virgin Media and Whitemountain had collaborated to time their work to avoid a clash with the resurfacing works.

Mr Stanfield added: "There has been a number of emails regarding the current work at Gleneagles.

"Whitemountain are working in Gleneagles drive but our work does not affect the traffic flow. The work that is ongoing at present is being undertaken by contractors who are not under our control. They are laying new gas mains. I believe the lights were set with too long a red time initially, but this was resolved.

"There is an open excavation in the carriageway which means the lights have to remain in place overnight."

It is believed that the emergency lights will be in place until Friday afternoon or evening.