Weâ€™re repairing several retaining walls and barrier and installing improved drainage systems to make the carriageway safer. Weâ€™re also resurfacing to fix defects to make journeys smoother.
We have started work on one of the wall repairs and will start on a second wall repair immediately after. This work is being carried out through the day under two-way temporary traffic lights, and will be complete prior to the drainage work starting on Monday 11 May. The drainage work will also be carried out through the day under two-way temporary traffic lights.
We'll be working overnight from Monday 25 May until Friday 10 July and then again from Monday 7 September until Christmas, weather permitting.
During lockdown we'll work Monday to Friday, but we'll review the overnight closures following government guidelines once lockdown restrictions are lifted.
To keep the period of work to a minimum weâ€™ll also need to fully close the road for two weekends. Full closures will start on Friday evening and end on Monday morning.
Planned weekend closures:
- Friday 5 June to Monday 8 June
- Friday 3 July to Monday 5 July
Weâ€™ll do our best to complete this part of the work over the two-weekend closures, but weâ€™ve set aside contingency weekends in case of poor weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.
These will be:
- Friday 12 June to Monday 16 June
- Friday 10 July to Monday 13 July
- Friday 11 September to Monday 14 September
Please remember that closures can change. For the most up to date information (including timings) check the Planned Roadworks feed. You can view on the Roadworks search page for more search options, or check our regional Twitter feed.
|April 2020||Work starts to two wall repairs|
|May 2020||First drainage scheme begins|
|End May 2020||Second drainage scheme starts|
|Mid July 2020||Overnight closures until the end of the school holidays|
|September 2020||Overnight closures re-start for resurfacing and drainage work|
|December 2020||Overnight end for Christmas break|
|March 2021||2021 Repairs to walls and barrier complete|
Why we need this scheme
The A628 is a crucial network route for an average of 9,000 road users each day. Itâ€™s a single lane route taking traffic over the Pennines enduring some of the most challenging weather conditions and continued extensive wear and tear.
The investment in maintaining this route will create safer, smoother more reliable journeys.
The drainage work will protect the carriageway from water damage and the resurfacing will ensure the route is free flowing, improving safety. Reconstructing retaining walls will create stability.
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