High Street and Mead Lane, Saltford – Access Improvement Work Update from Wessex Water - Saltford Parish Council

Saltford Parish Council has been contacted by Wessex Water regarding its works at the Mead Lane site including the building of a bridge over the River Avon. Wessex Water has shared a letter sent to residents, as follows:

Dear Customer,

High Street and Mead Lane, Saltford – Access Improvement Work Update

I am writing to provide you with a further update on the arrangements to provide an access over the River Avon between Saltford Water Recycling Centre (WRC) to the A431 road, which runs through Swineford and Bitton.

Following my letter of 19 August 2022 advising that the road wasn’t required until 2023, we have continued our environmental preparations and enabling work on site for the route of the road and, we are now in a position to begin the main construction phase.

I have also written to you in respect of the Temporary Traffic Restriction Order (TTRO) for parking restrictions in the High Street and Mead Lane and, on occasion, provided letters invoking the TTRO for deliveries.

How will this work affect you?

There will be an increase in traffic on both sides of the river from April 2023. Some of the work will require an increase in traffic movement through Saltford, at which point arrangements to invoke the previously-mentioned Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) for the High Street and Mead Lane may become more frequent than have been to date.

The Temporary Traffic Restriction Order covers a period until December 2023. We will not require the restrictions to be in place for that amount of time, but rather on a number of occasions during that period. We will continue to notify Saltford residents as we have done to date.

Anything else you need to know?

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. You don’t need to do anything, but if you have any questions about our work, please call 0345 600 4 600 or email: saltford.access@wessexwater.co.uk.

We remain committed to working with the local community to understand the potential issues and constraints in relation to the Temporary Traffic Restriction Order and our project team will continue to be available via this dedicated email address.

There is also information about this scheme on our website, which can be found at www.wessexwater.co.uk/saltfordaccess. We will update this page further in due course.

Kelvin Brick

Project Manager

Wessex Water

Copy of letter to residents March 2023

SPC also received contact from Wessex Water about temporary parking restrictions on the High Street and Mead Lane on Monday 27 March to allow access for works vehicles. To view details of this please see SPC’s article at https://www.saltfordparishcouncil.gov.uk/high-st-mead-lane-parking-restrictions-monday-27-march-wessex-water-works-vehicle-access/

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