Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Traffic delays Kilgraston at Grange Loan

There is a story behind the four way traffic light delays at the above junction.

Here is what I have found:
This project relates to remedial duct protection works associated with Scottish Powers high voltage cables from Kaimes to Dewar Place. The work being carried out at Kilgraston Road/Grange Loan is to inspect the depth of cover to the ducts and the potential installation of suitable protection. The works are being carried out by Neary Construction on behalf of Scottish Power.
 
A site meeting was held on 14 February 2013 to agree the traffic management for the works. It was agreed that 4-way temporary traffic signals would be utilised and that these would be manually controlled throughout the day. The works commenced on site round about the 4 March 2013 with a proposed duration of approx 3-4 weeks. Unfortunately, at another location, the contractor had an accident whereby they tipped over an excavator and as such Scottish Power suspended all works. As such no works have taken place on their works since the accident. Neary have had to send all their staff on Health & Safety training and are conducting a final briefing this Thursday, 28 March 2013.  If all goes to plan they expect to be back working at this location from Tuesday 2 April 2013 with a proposed finish date of 21 April 2013.
 
Just thought you'd like to know

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is unacceptable to down tools for weeks. Surely there has been some safety training up to now? The inconvenience for both commuters and local residents who have to wait for several minutes to get through the lights is significant. It just seems like another excuse to delay a job , meanwhile costing the taxpayer money, for a rather dubious reason. This patch was only dug up, with similar results, some months ago.

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