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Fenland road set for major works

24 January 2018

A 1,250-metre section of the C627 Fodder Dyke Bank in Midville, near Stickney, is to be reconstructed using an innovative technique.

Resurfacing roadworks

The repairs are required due to damage caused by extensive subsidence over the years, and will focus on the area surrounding the junction with Black Drove.

Work is set to begin in early March, with the project expected to take four weeks to complete. Detailed timings will be released in the coming weeks.

The work will use an innovative technique in which the existing carriageway will be recycled. The top section of the road will be crushed and mixed with other material to create a new base layer.  A new surface will then be installed and this will be further strengthened with an underlying steel mesh, which will resist the effects of the ground movement that occurs on Fenland roads.

Because of the nature of the work, the road will need to be closed to all traffic, including pedestrians and cyclists, throughout the project.

Traffic travelling along Fodder Dyke Bank will be diverted via Hobhole Bank, the B1184 Benington Bridge, Station Road, Sibsey, the A16 and the C627 Horbling Lane.

Traffic travelling along Black Drove will be directed via Scarborough Bank and Midville Lane

or via Barlode Drain and C67 Station Road.

Cllr Richard Davies, Executive Member for Highways, said: “We’ve had a lot of success with this new approach over the last year or two. Not only is it quicker than more traditional methods, but it’s also less expensive – it really is a win-win.

“This is a big job and there will be some disruption while the work is carried out. We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause, but you can rest assured that the end result will be worth it.”

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