Work continuing on Holme Lacy Road in Hereford

Hereford Times: Holme Lacy Road is still closed near Rotherwas Industrial Estate. Holme Lacy Road is still closed near Rotherwas Industrial Estate.

A MAIN road near Rotherwas Industrial Estate in Hereford is set to remain closed until at least early next month as engineers try to repair the damage caused by the recent floods.

The problem at the railway bridge on Holme Lacy Road has led to motorists having to get to Rotherwas via the access road.

Herefordshire Council has said that Balfour Beatty crews have cleared a drainage system that was blocked, but a long period of dry weather is still needed to esnure that the road structure can drain.

“The team will also install new gullies in the carriageway to supplement the existing drainage and the repair the retaining wall to the high level footway," said Clive Hall, head of highways and community services at Herefordshire Council.

“We will then reconstruct the carriageway beneath the bridge.

"The road will be reshaped and cambered, maintaining the current headroom, to shed water to the gullies.

“This work will likely run into early March, and although we apologise for any inconvenience, we feel it is crucial that we carry out a complete long term repair now and not temporary repair.

"This is so we leave the carriageway fit for future bad weather events.”

 

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10:20am Fri 21 Feb 14

TwoWheelsGood says...

"shed water to the gullies" - well that’s a step forward. Much new surfacing doesn't seem to take any notice of falls to gullies - look at the new work at the Widemarsh Common roundabout - lots of standing water not falling to gullies. Who is supervising and checking this work before its paid for? No one I suspect.
"shed water to the gullies" - well that’s a step forward. Much new surfacing doesn't seem to take any notice of falls to gullies - look at the new work at the Widemarsh Common roundabout - lots of standing water not falling to gullies. Who is supervising and checking this work before its paid for? No one I suspect. TwoWheelsGood

10:56am Fri 21 Feb 14

Mr.Herefordian says...

I think your suspicions are correct by the state of the "repairs " nobody checks them.
As far as under the bridge is concerned this mess is from years of neglect .
I think your suspicions are correct by the state of the "repairs " nobody checks them. As far as under the bridge is concerned this mess is from years of neglect . Mr.Herefordian

2:49pm Fri 21 Feb 14

jarvis 2 says...

ok its great this is it not Amey spent thousand on our roads so they say Hfd Council said they paid amey thousands to repair our roads and now we see Balfour beaty (we will charge you for everything and do nothing) are about to have a go.
Well facts are they are the same bunch of clowns that did nothing before and will just put a load of tarmac in the hole open the road and by april the pot hole will be back.
face facts the council are a bunch of lazy individuals that well quit frankly don t want to get of thaere backsides and do anything so these contractors will just keep creaming the money and taking there profites.
ok its great this is it not Amey spent thousand on our roads so they say Hfd Council said they paid amey thousands to repair our roads and now we see Balfour beaty (we will charge you for everything and do nothing) are about to have a go. Well facts are they are the same bunch of clowns that did nothing before and will just put a load of tarmac in the hole open the road and by april the pot hole will be back. face facts the council are a bunch of lazy individuals that well quit frankly don t want to get of thaere backsides and do anything so these contractors will just keep creaming the money and taking there profites. jarvis 2

12:23pm Sat 22 Feb 14

ItsNotaMarathonItsaSprint says...

This bridge is is only 50 yards down the road from Balfour Beatty's headquarters in Hereford. If they can't maintain this correctly what chance is there for the rest of the county?
This bridge is is only 50 yards down the road from Balfour Beatty's headquarters in Hereford. If they can't maintain this correctly what chance is there for the rest of the county? ItsNotaMarathonItsaSprint

12:40pm Sat 22 Feb 14

Mr.Herefordian says...

At least they are consistent with their "repairs" there all the same standard, they need foremen or women to check on the state of them.
At least they are consistent with their "repairs" there all the same standard, they need foremen or women to check on the state of them. Mr.Herefordian

10:30am Wed 26 Feb 14

Paulanna says...

Early this week I thought I would contact the Hereford Council to find out where the buses were going from Rotherwas to Hereford City Centre, Firstly I had an email back advising that they would respond within 10 days to my query then when they did respond they advised me that there was no buses at the moment until the work has finished and the road reopened. Its a bloody long walk to Winston Road Putson for one. I find it difficult to walk very far due to a pelvic problem and what about the senior citizens of the Rotherwas Parish ???
Early this week I thought I would contact the Hereford Council to find out where the buses were going from Rotherwas to Hereford City Centre, Firstly I had an email back advising that they would respond within 10 days to my query then when they did respond they advised me that there was no buses at the moment until the work has finished and the road reopened. Its a bloody long walk to Winston Road Putson for one. I find it difficult to walk very far due to a pelvic problem and what about the senior citizens of the Rotherwas Parish ??? Paulanna

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