From the end of January until mid March 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

This work will be carried out in five phases from 29 January until 8 March 2018.

PhasesStart dateEnd dateTraffic managementRoad section affected
Phase 1 29 January 6 February 3 way traffic lights Great Whyte/High Street junction to The Angel pub
Phase 2 7 February 14 February 2 way traffic lights Outside No. 81 to No. 89 High Street
Phase 3 14 February 23 February 2 way traffic lights Outside No. 78 High Street to wall opposite to The Abbey Rooms
Phase 4 26 February 5 March 2 way traffic lights (split into 2 sections) No. 89 High Street to Abbey Rooms Lane
Phase 5 6 March 8 March 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

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Information for residents

We anticipate the road works to last for up to six 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 6th 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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