We will excavating, ducting and reinstating between section 7-8 from week commencing 7th October 2019 within the Red Scar Business Park.With the exception of the culvert that we have found, we are making good progress on site and are constantly making improvements where possible by working out of working hours and over weekends. As you may notice, we had only intended to complete points 5 to 6 on week commencing 30th September; but had managed to complete sections 6 to 7 too. This is testament to the on ground teams’ hard work and proactive efforts. Many thanks for your continued patience.
Essential Infrastructure Installation
Green Frog Connect will be carrying out essential high voltage infrastructure installation to be connected to Electricity North West Limited’s primary substation in Preston East (off Bluebell Way, opposite the Premier Inn hotel). The purpose of this electrical installation works is to ultimately provide operational reserve to balance the National Grid’s demand for power during high usage periods and to assist during outages of major power stations.
The installation of this 33,000 Volt electrical circuit will commence within the Red Scar Business Park. Works on the public carriageway will see this installation commence from:
- Adjacent to the B6243/B6242 roundabout towards the roundabout adjacent to the Shell/SPAR service station.
- The roundabout adjacent to the Shell/SPAR service station towards the Premier Inn hotel off Bluebell Way
We have had various consultations with the Highways team at Lancashire County Council in order to ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum at all times. We will be carrying out the works during daytime hours within the central reservation and any deviations from that will be carried out at night and during the weekends. We will maintain access to service roads although this may restrict the width of the access point. Right/Left turns will be affected when crossing these junctions and, in that case, the roundabouts at both ends (B6243/B6242 junction and one adjacent to the Shell/SPAR) must be utilised to turn around. A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) has been submitted to the council which is subject to a consultation and notice period prior to commencing works that would affect this.
Should you need additional width to gain access across our work area during the day please speak to the staff on site who will be only be pleased to accommodate your request where possible.
We will do our best to keep disruption to an absolute minimum. If any issues do arise during the course of the works, please speak to the staff on site or feel free to contact myself directly as an alternative where I will endeavour to accommodate your requests or answer any queries. The works within the public carriageway are currently due to start on 16th September 2019 lasting all the way through to 17th January 2020.