Decision details

Feethams - Urgent Deep Patching Repairs and Surfacing Works

Decision Maker: Assistant Director Transport and Capital Projects

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

There are two areas of carriageway which have failed along this short stretch of road and now require urgent reconstruction work to maintain the road in a safe and serviceable condition as they are deteriorating rapidly.
The main area of failure is on Feethams, the junction with Beaumont Street and this needs to be excavated down to a depth 550mm. There is another patch outside Bella Italia on the opposite side of the road requiring the same treatment.
The road will need to be closed from Church Row to Victoria Road roundabout for two continuous days. The works are planned from 9am Saturday 23 May to 5pm Sunday 24 May.
The bus companies have been consulted and are happy for the works to go ahead at this time. Bus services may increase as lockdown is gradually released after this date.
Financial/staffing/health & safety (incl virus transmission risks)/service delivery impacts/other risks and impacts considered:
Programme - Two days’ work over one weekend Sat 23 to Sun 24 May funded from Highway Maintenance programme.
COVID-19 - The works can be progressed under the current guidelines with the necessary systems in place that will be vetted and approved by the Head of Highway Asset Management – Steve Pryke. The area of works will be cordoned off to separate to separate members of the public from the workforce.
Equality Impacts:
An accessible footway will be open and there will be alternative routes to disabled parking.

Decision:

To authorise the undertaking of works subject to the necessary Health and Safety arrangements being approved.
Reason: To undertake urgent reconstruction work to maintain the road in a safe and serviceable condition as they are deteriorating rapidly.


Alternative options considered:

The road is near to failure and any delay will mean work must be carried out under an emergency closure, by this time businesses in the area including some shops and restaurants may have reopened increasing footfall in the area and disruption.

Publication date: 23/11/2020

Date of decision: 12/05/2020

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