Barnsley Road, Flockton will be closed from Monday 30 July
We are closing the road from 00:01 on 30 July 2018 for up to 4 weeks for essential drainage works.
How will the road closure affect me?
The nature of the work means that we have to fully close the road to make sure the work can be carried out safely.
Work will be taking place from 8am to 8pm with manned closures being in place 24 hours a day, including weekends.
How will I get where I need to go?
The road will be closed between Haigh Lane and Doctor Lane.
A diversion will be in place directing local traffic past the Black Bull and through Netherton and Horbury Bridge.
We are working closely with Wakefield Council to minimise the disruption this diversion will have on roads on their area.
How are other services affected?
There shops and pubs will remain open and there will be escorted access to properties within the closure.
Bin collections will take place as normal.
The 231 bus will operate via Emley between Flockton and Grange Moor.
What about HGVs?
There will be a separate diversion route for HGVs – from Bretton roundabout they will travel via A636 Denby Dale Road, A636 Wakefield Road,A635 Barnsley Road, A629 Lane Head Road, A629 Abbey Road South, A629 Abbey Road North, A629 Penistone Road, A629 Dogley Lane, A629 Penistone Road, A624 Wakefield Road, A637 Barnsley Road.
Why are you doing this work?
The work is essential, and will include repairing the drains under the road, which are badly cracked and starting to collapse. The damage is not currently affecting the road surface but there is a high chance of it getting worse. As such, it is important that the works start now before it becomes more difficult and takes longer to repair.
We found out about the damage to the drains when they investigated them before work began on the new housing development.
We are working with Persimmon Homes, who are building homes close by, to make sure they complete all their highway works whilst the road is closed. This will include gas, communications, site entrance works and drainage works among others.
We will also take the opportunity to do other works close by; including work on road sensors that control the traffic lights in the centre of Flockton to make sure they work as well as possible, street lighting improvements and carry out road gully cleaning.
The council know that closing the road to carry out these repairs will be disruptive, which is why it has been scheduled for the school holidays and we have arranged for other works to be done at the same time.