Oxfordshire CC’s contractors completed the majority of planned surveys on A40 in the run-up to the holiday period last year, but a small number were deferred.
'Last week, a number of trial pits were undertaken on footways and verges of bridges on the route during the day, many apologies for not being able to forewarn you of these.
'FROM TONIGHT, we will switch to night-time trial pits to inspect the condition of the bridges’ water-proofing layers over the carriageway; these will be carried out under temporary 2-way traffic lights and are expected to last up to 2 weeks, weather permitting. Should no surprises be found from any survey results, that should then mark the end of all planned surveys, although various other non-intrusive ecological surveys will continue up to around April 2018 and I will inform you of the details shortly.
'Where these night-time trial pits are near or within the Eynsham area, they are expected to stop work by the noise watershed of 23:00. If the trial pits are away from populated areas, they will work through the night and remove the traffic lights by or before 06:00 the following morning. To sum up:
Night-time trial pits on carriageway over A40 bridges
16x locations between The Duke’s Cut and Eynsham village along A40
STARTING TONIGHT, from 19:00-06:00 next morning, or by 23:00 within populated areas.
'If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch; we apologise for any inconvenience that these surveys may cause.'
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