Work is about to start on improving the road and roundabout layout as part of the new Heatherwood Hospital development. This will involve work to the main, large roundabout on the High Street by contracting firm, J McCann. The improvement will result in an increase from two to three lanes with dedicated filter lanes, which should assist in traffic flow and allow better access to the new hospital. There will also be improved street lighting, signage and pedestrian access, including upgraded pedestrian crossing areas.
The first phase of work starting on Monday (1 February) by J McCann will involve utility upgrades and will result in the closure of one lane for about 30 metres running up to the roundabout on the High Street. This should keep traffic disruption to a minimum. The next phase, starting at the end of March will mean full lane closure until early August. We will provide more information about this as work progresses.
The works have been planned and phased to have the lowest impact on the travelling public, noise levels and the environment. Throughout the project, it is intended to keep traffic flowing, have minimum lane closures and keep any diversions in place for the shortest time possible to safely conduct the works.”