Neston Public Realm Improvements 2014 - Photo Diary Part 10
|Published: 25th April 2014 09:10|
Just a quick snapshot this week, as the roads finally re-opened properly and the programme of work draws to an end.
After the brief interlude of traffic-management-freedom over the Easter weekend, the dreaded temporary traffic lights returned this week for a few days to allow for some areas to be finished off.
The lights were removed late on Thursday afternoon. Any final bits and pieces of tidying up will be carried out under minor areas cordoned off with minimal effect on traffic.
Once everything is 100% finished we will publish a set of 'after' photos to compare with the first Photo Diary published back in February.
Cheshire West and Chester Council have pledged that the contractors will now set about cleaning business premises' windows and shopfronts and washing down areas of pavement that have been affected by the programme of work.
The contractors' compound in Chester Road Car Park is currently being dismantled and should be fully cleared away by the end of next week.
Incidentally, if anyone is wondering why the paved surface outside 'Shand' is different to the rest, here's why. When the contractors came to this section they discovered that cellars underneath and some residual pipes relating to when there was a petrol station a little way up meant they could not excavate deeply enough to accomodate York stone, so had to find an alternative, shallower surface material. Over time the colour should blend with the surrounding pavement.
Next to come will be new benches at The Cross and outside the Town Hall (old ones will be recycled to other areas) and some exciting ideas are being worked on for interesting signage. Watch this space....
Thanks to Rob Clive once again for today's photos, showing the centre and lower High Street 'finished.' Also, just the one lighter side shot this week - yellow lines were applied yesterday and, well, see for yourself....oops!
End of Week 9
Oh dear....this might need to be done again!....