Local residents have shared their frustration and anger after Balfour Beatty confirmed that road closures will be in place later this month for resurfacing work to take place between Fownhope and Mordiford.
Residents responded to an article posted on the Your Herefordshire Facebook page yesterday to share their frustrations with many asking the question as to why the work couldn’t have been completed when the road was closed for 14 months due to significant flood damage that occurred in February 2020.
One member of the public said: “The length of time it was closed for last time they could have resurfaced it about 30 times.”
Meanwhile another local resident commented: “Is it April fools day. Why not do it when the road was closed?”
From Balfour Beatty:
B4224 Fownhope – Between Scotch Firs and Lower House Gardens
Highways Resurfacing – Under full road closure, Starting on Monday, 23 August 2021 to (and including) Wednesday, 25 August 2021 between 09.00 hours and 17.00 hours. No weekend working.
B4224 – Mordiford to Fownhope (Fiddlers Green)
Highways Resurfacing – Under full road closure, Starting on Tuesday, 24 August 2021 to (and including) Friday, 27 August 2021 between 09.00 hours and 17.00 hours. No weekend working.
The fully signed diversion route for cars/LGVs is via the C1295 Woolhope / C1297 Mordiford and vice versa. Although there may be limited periods of time when access to homes, businesses or other premises will not be possible at all or may be restricted, to ensure your safety and that of workers, we will do everything we can to assist.
Plan ahead. If you know of specific dates or times when access is needed, for example if you are a carer visiting someone at home or are moving house, please contact us at Herefordshire.firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of the works starting.
During work: If something happens that means you need access and you have not already spoken to us, you can get help and guidance from designated marshals who are on site.
The emergency services will have access at all times.
The programme of work may change in certain circumstances, such as adverse weather. All changes will be highlighted on Advance Warning signs which are situated at both ends of the affected road.
Did you know, you can follow us on Twitter at @HfdsStreets – where we let road users know all things highways, so you’ll always know when to take extra care. You can also find us on Facebook – check out our Herefordshire Highways page. For your safety, please be aware that works will involve the use of hot materials which may stick to footwear and tyres. Avoid walking or driving across newly laid surfaces. Also, heavy construction machinery may be in use. Please don’t allow children to run or play either on or near machines.
We never knock on doors and offer to resurface private drives with “spare” materials. Bogus workers do sometimes approach householders near works. Please report to the Police by calling 101 with as much detail as possible (description/registration number).You must never, unless directed by a gateman, enter a road closed for roadworks. Road workers have been killed and injured by road users who have done so.
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you. At Balfour Beatty we work in partnership with Herefordshire Council to minimise the impact of our work and try to keep all disruption to a minimum – we appreciate your patience.
If you have any questions we haven’t answered here, you can email us at Herefordshire.email@example.com or you can call our Customer Service team on 01432 261800.