Toucan crossing to be installed on A49 in Hereford

WORK on a new toucan crossing in Hereford will start next week.

The crossing will be on the A49 between Mortimer Road and the Grandstand Road/Priory Place roundabout and will commence on Monday.

Work is expected to last for 12 weeks and will take place between 9am and 4pm.

A traffic management system will be in place, with Herefordshire Council saying that any disruption to motorists is expected to be minimal.

Night work to make the area safer for pedestrians and cyclists is also set to commence overnight on Monday, March 18.

The new crossing is part of a project to link the Great Western Way to the recently completed walking and cycling route on Holmer Road.

 

 

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10:35am Thu 24 Jan 13

RogerLFC says...

Why does it take 12 weeks to install a couple of lights and paint the road?
Why does it take 12 weeks to install a couple of lights and paint the road? RogerLFC

12:57pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Ubique5740 says...

I agree entirely Roger, appears that its needed BUT at what cost, pity the HT have omitted the cost or perhaps it was decided in secret.
I agree entirely Roger, appears that its needed BUT at what cost, pity the HT have omitted the cost or perhaps it was decided in secret. Ubique5740

4:43pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Themightyboosh says...

What if i only have one can will i still be able to use it "beer is expensive theese days you know"
What if i only have one can will i still be able to use it "beer is expensive theese days you know" Themightyboosh

8:28am Fri 25 Jan 13

TwoWheelsGood says...

The A49 is a trunk road, so maintenance and costs are central government responsibility.
The A49 is a trunk road, so maintenance and costs are central government responsibility. TwoWheelsGood

8:45am Fri 25 Jan 13

Ubique5740 says...

The work will be carried out on behalf of Herefordshire Council by their service provider Amey. So says HCC press release - must presume therefore that somewhere along the line the Council are paying for it either through awards ,grants or Council Tax money.
Notice that the name is in keeping with the "Here you can " image - TouCAN.
The work will be carried out on behalf of Herefordshire Council by their service provider Amey. So says HCC press release - must presume therefore that somewhere along the line the Council are paying for it either through awards ,grants or Council Tax money. Notice that the name is in keeping with the "Here you can " image - TouCAN. Ubique5740

2:35pm Fri 25 Jan 13

William Rudd says...

Work is paid for by using money from the 4.97 million Local Sustainable Transport Fund.
Work is paid for by using money from the 4.97 million Local Sustainable Transport Fund. William Rudd

7:27pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Biomech says...

Bloody council wasting money again, we don't even have any bloody Toucans!
Bloody council wasting money again, we don't even have any bloody Toucans! Biomech

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