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'Please be patient' say contractors as Gaul Road junction scheme finally draws to a close

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Contractors responsible for the March Gaul Road scheme have written to residents to apologise for the delay in re-opening the roadway and say it will open within the next fortnight.

Gaul Road will soon have a new-look as work on junction comes to a close.
Gaul Road will soon have a new-look as work on junction comes to a close.

Durman Stearn (Civil Engineering) Ltd claim: "We can only apologise for the delays in opening up Gaul Road, which was scheduled to open by Christmas.

"The works along the residential area of Gaul Road have turned out to be more challenging and time consuming than expected."

The letter dated January 14 goes on to explain there has also been a delay of street lighting components which has meant "we haven't been able to open up the junction to the public (under council stipulation)."

However, the letter said the firm has programmed a full week of resurfacing starting on Monday (28) followed by white-lining, which should allow the road and junction to be opened around the middle of the first week in February.

However, residents have been warned: "Access during the week of January 28 will be extremely tight, as we try to complete our work and ensure access to your properties. There may be some small delays as well, so please try to be patient with us and drive especially slow to avoid damage to vehicles."

The letter, signed by Colin Bower, associate director for Durman and Stearn, concludes: "Thank you once again for your assistance in this matter, and your patience whilst we carry out our work. We do appreciate the extent of the disruption and inconvenience you have had to deal with."

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