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From the end of January until April 2018, works to improve and in some places, replace the drainage system along High Street in Ramsey will be carried out. The works will take place from Great Whyte to Abbey Rooms Lane. 24 hour traffic lights will need to be in place for the full 6 week duration of the works and parking will be suspended along the High Street between Great Whyte and Abbey Rooms Lane. 

Why this work is being done

This capital based maintenance scheme was identified in the Transport Delivery Plan. There have been a number of problems reported with the current drainage system due to growing damage and many of the gullies emptied into private properties. This new system will carry all gullies along the length of High Street between Great Whyte and Abbey Rooms Lane and protect against future flooding. 

Work schedule

Please note the work schedule was updated 13 April 2018

Poor weather and underground utility issues have caused delays in finishing these works. We apologise for any inconvenience and we thank you for your patience.

The final day of the works on the High Street between Great Whyte and Hollow Lane will be Wednesday 18 April. This day will be spent laying all the lining back and refreshing all the existing lines down this section of road 

This work will be carried out in four phases from 29 January until 18 April 2018

PhasesStart dateEnd dateTraffic managementRoad section affected
Phase 1 30 January 13 February 2 way traffic lights Outside No.86 High Street to Abbey Rooms Lane
Phase 2 14 February 26 February 3 way traffic lights Great Whyte/High Street junction to No.82 High Street
Phase 3 27 February 18 April 2 way traffic lights Outside No. 85 High Street to Abbey Rooms Lane
Phase 4 9 April 11 April Night closure view more information Abbey Rooms Lane access

To view a plan of the work phases, please see the below:

Ramsey High Street - drainage improvements phase plan

Updated 24 January 2018

Size: 471.93 KB File format: pdf

Information for residents

We anticipate the road works to last for up to 8 weeks from 29 January 2018.

Where possible the traffic management operatives will allow access to residents wanting to access and egress their property in a vehicle. Access and egress for pedestrians will be maintained at all times.

The work to repair the access to Abbey Rooms Lane is planned to take place on 5 March 2018 and last for three nights. This access will be closed to all vehicles between 9:00pm – 6:00am. The access will be covered by a plate during the day to allow access for vehicles.

The traffic management operatives will provide assistance for deliveries to businesses. This can be aided if early liaison is made with the foreman on site as they will assist where possible. 

Yes there will be some noise. The Contractors will ensure the noisiest machinery is not being used after midnight, during the night works.

No, all utilities have been picked up as part of the design. Everything will be marked on site and trial holes will be dug before works start.

Working on site will generally take place between the hours of 7:30am – 5:30pm (Mon-Fri). However, this may vary slightly depending on the phase they are working on or working around deliveries.

Traffic lights will be in place 24/7 during each phase. These phases have been kept as short as possible to keep disruption to a minimum. The traffic management operatives will be manually controlling the lights during the busiest times of the day to keep disruption to a minimum.

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