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Road works to take place in Newtown

Image of Broad Street in Newtown
13th February 2018 

Image of Broad Street in NewtownA series of road works will be starting in the centre of Newtown later this month, Powys County Council has said.

The works will be taking place on Broad Street, Back Lane, Commercial Street and Shortbridge Street, motorists are being warned.  The majority of the works will be resurfacing works.

The first of the planned works will take place on Sunday, February 25 which will see Broad Street closed for one day so that resurfacing works can be carried out.  The works will start at 9am until 5.30pm but machinery will be in and round Newtown from around 8am.

A parking restriction will be in place from the evening of Saturday, February 24 so that the works can be carried out on Broad Street.

Work to construct two raised zebra crossings on Back Lane will start on Monday, February 26 for one week.  The road will be opening during the works but under traffic light management.

Back Lane will then be closed during the day for three days from Sunday, March 4 for resurfacing works. The closure will be from 9am until 5.30pm and the road will be re-opened for the evenings.

Resurfacing works will then take place on Commercial Street, which will start on Wednesday, March 7 for three days. The daytime closure will be in place from 9am until 5.30pm but the road will be opening overnight.

Shortbridge Street will be closed for four days from Sunday, March 11 for resurfacing works. The road will be closed during the day from 9am to 5pm and will re-open in the evenings.

Cllr Liam Fitzpatrick, Cabinet Member for Highways, said: "The daytime closure of these roads is necessary so that our contractors and their staff can carry out the resurfacing works safely.

"Signed diversions will be in place while the resurfacing works take place but the roads will re-open each evening.

"We're sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but I'm sure drivers will appreciate the new surfaces while pedestrians will be able to cross Back Lane thanks to the new zebra crossings."

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