Along Sunflower Street there are two table tops (block paving) to be constructed. There is this one between Sunflower Street,Bellflower Drive,Water Lily Way. The next one is Sunflower Street and Celandine Road. In both cases the scenario shown in this post will be present as the tabletop when completed is the same height as the kerb.
Feel free to provide continued feedback so we can update Consortium on this.
The challenge of opening Cherwell Road is outside of the Consortium's control as currently the road has not been completed to S278 standard and permission will only be granted by WSCC to open when its not possible to exit the development via current roads and here a maximum of 5 days has been allowed.
This means with upcoming works Geranium Drive will be used as a diversion for traffic using Bellflower Drive when block paving starts.
For the current issue.
The Residents Association has spoken to Reillys and reviewed the demarcation area along Sunflower Street. The work being done here in yellow is in preparation for the approach to a block paving area. To understand the issue if you look at the sketch in the top LH corner you can see that on the approach in the direction of the green arrow there is less of an incline than when approaching from the direction of the blue arrow. This is because the granite block on the right is the final height for the tarmac road and the second granite block is higher at the height for the block paving. This means that today the drop on the granite to the existing road is much deeper. This situation occurred when they did the work for the corner of Snapdragon Lane and when doing this they used crushed concrete that broke up after a short time. Here they are using a Tarmac filling but have noticed that this has sunk slightly. The intention is to refill this and to extend the ramp on the steeper LH side so that when travelling in either direction the risk of grounding is reduced.
If this does not work we will request a metal plate be put in place. This though is a last resort as normally there are noise issues associated with the plate.
At present there is no confirmation when the block paving will be carried out but it is at least two/three weeks away and will depend upon deliveries required for Bovis who will not be able to use Cherwell Road.
At present we are reviewing the forthcoming work and will make the following suggestions, please add if you have any.
For Table Top Block Paving Sunflower Street, Bellflower Drive, Water Lily Way
Open Churwell Road for the full duration of works to complete Table TopClose off Sunflower Street from Celandine Road Put Diversion Sign at Main Entrance stating that Sunflower Street, Bellflower Drive, Snapdragon Lane and all Street connecting these roads are ONLY accessible via Adur Avenue and Cherwell Road
For Table Top Block Paving Sunflower Street, Celandine Road
Close off from Primrose Place
Close off Sunflower Street at Water Lily Way
Put diversion to Celandine Road via Primrose Place and Aster Vale.
There needs to be parking restrictions in Daisy Road as cars parked both sides
Put diversion sign at Main Entrance stating Sunflower Street, Bellflower Drive, Snapdragon Lane and all Street connecting these roads are ONLY accessible via Cornfield Way, Water Lily Way.
At Junction of Sunflower Street/Water Lily way, diversion sign to direct traffic via Water Lily Way
Similar diversions and signage will be required when tarmac is needed to be laid but this should only take 24 hours for each section
Yes….its a mess and will continue to be so at least until the summer.
The current reason why Sunflower Street to Snapdragon Lane cannot be completed is down to Bovis who have not finished houses. This work is not expected to be completed till end April/ early May