James Carlidge MP and Suffolk Task Force recently met at our site in Brantham, Suffolk to discuss the future of the development. They discussed the potential use for the land and how it sits within the planning constraints and to generally see how our work was progressing.
The project involves the re-development of the infrastructure on the existing brownfield site including the realignment of the carriageway along Factory Lane, associated footpaths, drainage and installation of services. The road is due to open end of October.
In addition to the main works area along Factory Lane, we are also constructing a new access road from Brooklands Road to a land parcel, due to be developed for domestic housing. This work involves the construction of an embankment to build the area up to the required level. Brooklands Road is in the process of being raised, with the embankment works due to be finished in the next couple of weeks, at which point road construction will commence.
We are also improving the footpath along the A137 by installing a wider, dedicated cycle route from Brantham to Manningtree station with associated works such as new signage, bollards, raising of a bridge parapet and kerb replacement. A small section of this works (due to be carried out 31st October for 7 nights) will be completed in line with Essex Highways and Network Rail procedures.
We are on track to complete the works on 11th November!