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High Street East in Uppingham to close for survey work

Date Published: 10 April 2017
High Street East, Uppingham

High Street East in Uppingham will be closed to traffic from 7am until 7pm on Tuesday 2nd May 2017 in preparation for resurfacing works.

Rutland County Council’s Highways team must survey the highway before future resurfacing works can take place, requiring the length of High Street East, from Orange Street to Seaton Road roundabout, to be closed.

This preliminary survey work involves scanning the highway to assess the depth of road and proximity of any cellars below and is critical to successful resurfacing being carried out.

A closure notice will be put in place between 7am and 7pm on Tuesday 2nd May, although contractors will work to complete the survey as quickly as possible to minimise any disruption for local people.

It is essential that the entire length of High Street East is clear at 7am on Tuesday 2nd May 2017 in order for the scanning to take place. To reduce the impact this will have on availability of parking, the Council will not enforce restrictions around other on-street bays in Uppingham for the duration of the closure however charges will still apply in all paid-for car parks in the town.

Survey work will begin at the top of High Street East, by the Market Place, with parking spaces made available immediately after sections of the highway have been scanned. Access to Adderley Street, Queen Street and the Market Place will be maintained at all times.

The Council will also be carrying out a letter drop along High Street East to make residents and businesses aware of this work in advance of 2nd May.

The resurfacing of High Street East is scheduled to take place in July and will take a week to complete. This is following feedback collected by Uppingham Town Council from residents and businesses who indicated when they felt the work would cause least disruption for them.

You can see details of all road closures, temporary works and traffic problems in Rutland by visiting the national Roadworks website.

If you have any questions about this closure, please contact Rutland County Council by emailing: Highways@rutland.gov.uk

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