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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Warning over roadworks for new health centre

 
* An artist's impression of how the new health centre will look.
 
Building work on the new health centre on Mill Street in Llangollen is now quite advanced and the next stages of the project will include the work needed to provide electrical and water supplies to the building, divert water mains, construct a pavement alongside the new building, provide drainage to the road, install bus stops, relocate the 30 mph zone and provide additional street lighting. 
 
According to the county council, this work is planned to start on the January 5 and continue for five to six months.  
 
While it takes place the road past the site will at times be restricted to a single lane, with traffic lights in place to control vehicles coming into and going out of Llangollen on the A539 (Mill Street) road to Ruabon. Bishop’s Walk will also be affected.
 
The main contractors, Read Construction, and the Health Board are currently working with Llangollen Railway to co-ordinate the movements of locomotives along Mill Street during the period that these lane restrictions are in place. 
 
No lane closures will take place during the following holiday periods: April 3-13, May 1-5, May 22 and June 1.
 
A statement from the contractors says: "We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused by these temporary traffic control arrangements and ask for patience and understanding from road users whilst we undertake these essential works."
 
Read Construction will coordinate the lane restrictions with the utility companies and sub-contractors and will provide up to date information on their website (www.readconstruction.co.uk) and on the noticeboard at the Bishops Walk end of the construction site. 
 
They will also contact the residents of Bishop’s Walk directly. The individual utility companies will put up signs providing their contact numbers before they start work.
 
Once complete in mid 2015 the health centre will bring together the town’s GP practice and community health services run by the local Health Board with services provided by Denbighshire County Council and the voluntary sector. 

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