Resurfacing work on A49 in Hereford

RESURFACING work is to take place on the A49 in Hereford later this month.

The work along Edgar Street will start on Monday, February 18 and will be completed by early March.

All activity will take place between 8pm and 7am Monday to Friday, meaning that the A49 will be closed between Edgar Street and the Newtown Road roundabout.

Access to the A49 from side roads will also be restricted during the closures.

However, residents will be able to access their properties and the road will be fully open during the day and at weekends.

When the A49 is closed, northbound traffic will be diverted at the Edgar Street roundabout onto Eign Street.

Traffic should then continue onto the Mounument pub roundabout and turn onto Yazor Road and then Grandstand Road, which will lead you back onto the A49.

Southbound traffic will be diverted from the Starting Gate roundabout onto Roman Road. 

You should then turn onto Aylestone Hill at the roundabout until its junction with Blueschool Street and continue westbound to its roundabout with the A49.

AS well as the road being resurfaced, work will also include installing tactile paving at the pedestrian crossings, replacing road signs and re-instating road markings and traffic loops.

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9:45am Fri 8 Feb 13

mizza21 says...

Woohoo. first to post again !!.

I can see this is well planned and will probably not result in any traffic issues at all.
I expect the time taken to do the work will be minimal and few people will even notice it going on as it will be completed speedily and with the minimum of fuss.

Well done the Highways agancy and Herefordshire council I take my hat off to you.
Woohoo. first to post again !!. I can see this is well planned and will probably not result in any traffic issues at all. I expect the time taken to do the work will be minimal and few people will even notice it going on as it will be completed speedily and with the minimum of fuss. Well done the Highways agancy and Herefordshire council I take my hat off to you. mizza21

11:12am Fri 8 Feb 13

likkleme says...

Will we really notice that we can't use Edgar street, the traffic is that bad along it most locals go round already
Will we really notice that we can't use Edgar street, the traffic is that bad along it most locals go round already likkleme

12:51pm Fri 8 Feb 13

Biomech says...

Can't tell if Mizza is being sarcastic... ;P

It's a big long diversion and might be a struggle for some of the artic lorries that come down. But I think it probably is a better option than traffic lights - that would have been chaos.

Let's hope the crack on with it and get it done asap instead of using up all of the allocated time.

Will be interesting to see what happens...
Can't tell if Mizza is being sarcastic... ;P It's a big long diversion and might be a struggle for some of the artic lorries that come down. But I think it probably is a better option than traffic lights - that would have been chaos. Let's hope the crack on with it and get it done asap instead of using up all of the allocated time. Will be interesting to see what happens... Biomech

3:06pm Fri 8 Feb 13

mizza21 says...

Biomech, I'm not even sure what I meant and I wrote it !

It's not a massive job and they've given themselves a few weeks to do it.
If things go according to plan and they keep the road open during the day then there probably won't be any disruption.

If it's contractor led it'll probably be fine.

I personally am looking forward to giving the new "tactile paving" at the pedestrian crossings a thorough going over when it is installed. It sounds fabulous.
Biomech, I'm not even sure what I meant and I wrote it ! It's not a massive job and they've given themselves a few weeks to do it. If things go according to plan and they keep the road open during the day then there probably won't be any disruption. If it's contractor led it'll probably be fine. I personally am looking forward to giving the new "tactile paving" at the pedestrian crossings a thorough going over when it is installed. It sounds fabulous. mizza21

3:21pm Fri 8 Feb 13

bobby47 says...

And once again Mizza has raised a point that many of us fail to address once we've written something and pressed the submit button.
And that is, what on earth were we on about when we started our thoughts and committed them to the typed word.
I for one am happy to admit that I've written stuff and when I've read it back Ive had no idea why I wrote it, what I was on about and why there was any need for me to think about it in the first place.
It's revelations like this one from Mizza that is sure to confirm what we've all known for a long time. We are thinking about things that we've no business thinking about and it's about time we stopped thinking about stuff we've no business thinking about and addressed our muddled minds to stuff that is worth thinking about.
This needed to be said and if ever someone needed to say it, Mizza was the person to say it and put the argument to bed.
And once again Mizza has raised a point that many of us fail to address once we've written something and pressed the submit button. And that is, what on earth were we on about when we started our thoughts and committed them to the typed word. I for one am happy to admit that I've written stuff and when I've read it back Ive had no idea why I wrote it, what I was on about and why there was any need for me to think about it in the first place. It's revelations like this one from Mizza that is sure to confirm what we've all known for a long time. We are thinking about things that we've no business thinking about and it's about time we stopped thinking about stuff we've no business thinking about and addressed our muddled minds to stuff that is worth thinking about. This needed to be said and if ever someone needed to say it, Mizza was the person to say it and put the argument to bed. bobby47

3:44pm Fri 8 Feb 13

dippyhippy says...

Is it open to emergency vehicles? Wouldn't want to live on Edgar Street with a dodgy ticker,if they have to follow the lengthy diversion!
Is it open to emergency vehicles? Wouldn't want to live on Edgar Street with a dodgy ticker,if they have to follow the lengthy diversion! dippyhippy

3:53pm Fri 8 Feb 13

Biomech says...

Bobby, you don't need to know the ins and outs of things to have an opinion. We don't know how politics works - but when we see the results of the politics are bad, that's enough to comment.

And when you compare things - there have been PLENTY of places that have had a resurfaced street completed within days. Why do they need 3 weeks? I mean, look at River Island, I think that burnt down nearly 3 years ago and still it hasn't been rebuilt. Yet over the road they claim to be able to build an entire new complex from the ground up within 14 months.
Bobby, you don't need to know the ins and outs of things to have an opinion. We don't know how politics works - but when we see the results of the politics are bad, that's enough to comment. And when you compare things - there have been PLENTY of places that have had a resurfaced street completed within days. Why do they need 3 weeks? I mean, look at River Island, I think that burnt down nearly 3 years ago and still it hasn't been rebuilt. Yet over the road they claim to be able to build an entire new complex from the ground up within 14 months. Biomech

5:07pm Fri 8 Feb 13

mizza21 says...

I am pretty sure I was just so carried away with the exitement of being first to post on what is clearly a very important and serious issue.

What are "tactile pavements" ?
I am pretty sure I was just so carried away with the exitement of being first to post on what is clearly a very important and serious issue. What are "tactile pavements" ? mizza21

11:47pm Fri 8 Feb 13

TwoWheelsGood says...

Tactile paving is the knobbly paving you see at pedestrian crossings - it is an aid for partially sighted or blind people, as they can feel the knobbles through their feet and know that there is a crossing there.
Tactile paving is the knobbly paving you see at pedestrian crossings - it is an aid for partially sighted or blind people, as they can feel the knobbles through their feet and know that there is a crossing there. TwoWheelsGood

4:30pm Sat 9 Feb 13

Ubique5740 says...

Just wonder why it will take Amey 12 weeks ( HCC press release ) to put in the Toucan crossing further down the road towards Holmer Rd. when this is only taking 4 weeks max. Is it because who is doing it?
Just wonder why it will take Amey 12 weeks ( HCC press release ) to put in the Toucan crossing further down the road towards Holmer Rd. when this is only taking 4 weeks max. Is it because who is doing it? Ubique5740

8:58am Sun 10 Feb 13

trucking says...

Amey don't have the kit to reserface a road so will be a contractor doing the job, being the A49 it is highways agency, it will still take to long to do the job.
Amey don't have the kit to reserface a road so will be a contractor doing the job, being the A49 it is highways agency, it will still take to long to do the job. trucking

10:14am Sun 10 Feb 13

William Rudd says...

Major roads are resurfaced by the highways agency.It will probably take two/three nights to do,same as Holmer Road & other half of Edgar St which were resurfaced last year.
The 12 weeks is a standard allocated time in most planning applications and does not mean it will take that long
Major roads are resurfaced by the highways agency.It will probably take two/three nights to do,same as Holmer Road & other half of Edgar St which were resurfaced last year. The 12 weeks is a standard allocated time in most planning applications and does not mean it will take that long William Rudd

3:54pm Mon 11 Feb 13

nickt2635 says...

I walk down Grandstand rd every day and as such have been noticing Amey doing some kind of roadworks outside the Grandstand pub, iv'e no idea what they're actually doing there but it says on their sign that the work will take 5 weeks. They turn up there about 9.30-10 o,clock in the morning, they have a break 1pm till 2pm in their metal porta cabin and then they pack up and leave by 3pm!!! Today they didn't show up at all, probably because we had half a dozen flakes of snow last night!!! If they ever actually did a full days work they would finish the job in a fraction of the time!!!
I walk down Grandstand rd every day and as such have been noticing Amey doing some kind of roadworks outside the Grandstand pub, iv'e no idea what they're actually doing there but it says on their sign that the work will take 5 weeks. They turn up there about 9.30-10 o,clock in the morning, they have a break 1pm till 2pm in their metal porta cabin and then they pack up and leave by 3pm!!! Today they didn't show up at all, probably because we had half a dozen flakes of snow last night!!! If they ever actually did a full days work they would finish the job in a fraction of the time!!! nickt2635

11:47am Tue 12 Feb 13

ArmadilloSackRace says...

Biomech wrote:
Bobby, you don't need to know the ins and outs of things to have an opinion. We don't know how politics works - but when we see the results of the politics are bad, that's enough to comment.

And when you compare things - there have been PLENTY of places that have had a resurfaced street completed within days. Why do they need 3 weeks? I mean, look at River Island, I think that burnt down nearly 3 years ago and still it hasn't been rebuilt. Yet over the road they claim to be able to build an entire new complex from the ground up within 14 months.
Who owns the building that River Island rented? Probably not the same people who are building on the ESG...
[quote][p][bold]Biomech[/bold] wrote: Bobby, you don't need to know the ins and outs of things to have an opinion. We don't know how politics works - but when we see the results of the politics are bad, that's enough to comment. And when you compare things - there have been PLENTY of places that have had a resurfaced street completed within days. Why do they need 3 weeks? I mean, look at River Island, I think that burnt down nearly 3 years ago and still it hasn't been rebuilt. Yet over the road they claim to be able to build an entire new complex from the ground up within 14 months.[/p][/quote]Who owns the building that River Island rented? Probably not the same people who are building on the ESG... ArmadilloSackRace

2:59pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Biomech says...

Oh probably not, but, I'm sure you'd agree, you'd have to be some kind of idiot to leave your property in a battered state of unuse for so long in the dead center of a city.
Oh probably not, but, I'm sure you'd agree, you'd have to be some kind of idiot to leave your property in a battered state of unuse for so long in the dead center of a city. Biomech

6:18pm Tue 12 Feb 13

William Rudd says...

The new crossing is being done by a private contractor not Amey.

River Island building is grade 2 listed Oak framed building.
It will take a long time to re-build as English heritage are in control of how it's re built.
The new crossing is being done by a private contractor not Amey. River Island building is grade 2 listed Oak framed building. It will take a long time to re-build as English heritage are in control of how it's re built. William Rudd

6:34pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Biomech says...

Thank you for your recent insights William, much appreciated.

Still - once the work starts, there never really seems to actually be anyone doing anything.
Thank you for your recent insights William, much appreciated. Still - once the work starts, there never really seems to actually be anyone doing anything. Biomech

9:55am Wed 13 Feb 13

nickt2635 says...

William Rudd wrote:
The new crossing is being done by a private contractor not Amey.

River Island building is grade 2 listed Oak framed building.
It will take a long time to re-build as English heritage are in control of how it's re built.
New crossing for cycle path near Widemarsh common is private contractor, but Grandstand rd is the big long road in case you didn't know Mr Rudd that goes from A49 Priory place up to Bobblestock and the work Amey ARE doing is outside the Grandstand pub near the junction with Yazor rd!!! When they can be bothered to turn up!!!
[quote][p][bold]William Rudd[/bold] wrote: The new crossing is being done by a private contractor not Amey. River Island building is grade 2 listed Oak framed building. It will take a long time to re-build as English heritage are in control of how it's re built.[/p][/quote]New crossing for cycle path near Widemarsh common is private contractor, but Grandstand rd is the big long road in case you didn't know Mr Rudd that goes from A49 Priory place up to Bobblestock and the work Amey ARE doing is outside the Grandstand pub near the junction with Yazor rd!!! When they can be bothered to turn up!!! nickt2635

4:36pm Thu 14 Feb 13

Clarkester says...

nickt2635...
A little bit harsh there methinks.
I pass the roadworks on Grandstand Road 4 times a day, firstly at about 08:00... There is always chaps there working.
Then again just after midday on my way home for lunch - still chaps there.
About 40 mins later - chaps there then too.
Then finally on my way home between 17:00 - 17:15... Usually (not always if I'm late) still chaps there.
Now, I'll grant you, for the length of time they have been there, the amount of work that has been completed is shockingly small.
But I'll not stand by and have them accused of not being there.
Nosiree!
nickt2635... A little bit harsh there methinks. I pass the roadworks on Grandstand Road 4 times a day, firstly at about 08:00... There is always chaps there working. Then again just after midday on my way home for lunch - still chaps there. About 40 mins later - chaps there then too. Then finally on my way home between 17:00 - 17:15... Usually (not always if I'm late) still chaps there. Now, I'll grant you, for the length of time they have been there, the amount of work that has been completed is shockingly small. But I'll not stand by and have them accused of not being there. Nosiree! Clarkester

4:12pm Fri 15 Feb 13

bobby47 says...

Clarkester, Brilliant!
Clarkester, Brilliant! bobby47

11:19pm Sat 16 Feb 13

Mr.Herefordian says...

News Flash.
I put the following on earlier on another
Item and it has gone. If your vehicle or yourself are damaged resulting from a road or pathway crater in the county the crater must have been reported. So report every crater in your area to -Amey or the council. I have had reports of expensive repaire bills resulting from our Herefordshire Craters.
News Flash. I put the following on earlier on another Item and it has gone. If your vehicle or yourself are damaged resulting from a road or pathway crater in the county the crater must have been reported. So report every crater in your area to -Amey or the council. I have had reports of expensive repaire bills resulting from our Herefordshire Craters. Mr.Herefordian

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