Saturday, 20 April 2013
The Day Two Cranes Met
Saturday was the day two cranes met as the huge crane left the WWF building site on Brewery Road in Horsell. A section of the road from Chobham Road to the beginning of Horsell Moor was closed all day whilst another crane lifted out the site crane.
Wilmott Dixon had leafletted some nearby residents but it seemed a number were not aware of the road closure as they turned along Brewery Road towards the closure.
Signage on the roundabout at the junction with Arthur's Bridge and Church Hill said "Road Ahead Closed" but didn't make it clear which road was closed or where it was closed.
The only advance notice on the road was A4 notices on lamp posts which said the road would be closed on the weekend of 6/7 April! When we closed the High Street for Jubilee celebrations last year it was a requirement to display advance notice of the road closure. That certainly didn't happen with this closure. Surrey Highways did not have any details of the closure on their website.
It was after 8pm when the workers packed up on Saturday night. I was told that it was hoped to complete all the work on Saturday (but the road closure does cover Sunday as well) but last time I looked some of the equipment was still on the road. Hopefully this will be cleared early on Sunday and the road re-opened.