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St Helena : ROAD CLOSURE – WEEK 1 PROGRESS REPORT
Submitted by Saint Helena Herald (Public Relations Information Office) 26.10.2013 (Article Archived on 23.11.2013)

The public were advised that with effect from Monday 14 October 2013, the road between the Briars and Gordons Post would be closed for 10 weeks, to allow essential works to take place. Work has begun on wall repairs, slipper drains, patching, surfacing and laying the new water main.





ROAD CLOSURE – WEEK 1 PROGRESS REPORT



 



The public were advised that with
effect from Monday 14 October 2013, the road between the Briars and Gordons
Post would be closed for 10 weeks, to allow essential works to take place. Work
has begun on wall repairs, slipper drains, patching, surfacing and laying the
new water main.

 



Dave Malpas, Roads Manager commented:



 



“We have thirty five staff members of the Roads
Section currently working on site, who have encountered good weather in the
first week. We have also been fortunate that most of the excavations have not
hit hard material; however with many still to occur the likeliness of hitting
hard rock and slowing down work is possible. Our progress is slightly ahead of
schedule, but we will wait to see if the weather over the weekend has hindered
our head start.”



 



It has been noted that over the weekend some drivers who
were not allowed to access the closure have driven through unauthorised. These
occurrences have been reported to the Police and further monitoring and
enforcement will be carried out during the closure.



 



Dave Malpas added:



 



“This behaviour is unsafe for the drivers as well as
irresponsible, and has direct implications in hindering the work currently
being done on the closure. I would like to thank the public who have continued
to cooperate. Roads Section is working hard to complete the task and reopen the
road as soon as possible.”



 



A short film displaying the work being conducted on the road
between the Briars and Gordons Post will be shown on local TV channel 1 from
Monday 21 October (at 8pm) to Thursday 24 October.



SHG



21 October 2013



 

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