Mid-March Deadline for Completion Passes but Work Coming to Conclusion
- Upgrading and realignment of the existing walkway to a new 4 metre wide walking and cycling route;
- Upgrading of the existing access points onto Grange Manor Road, Grange Road, Park Ave., and Hermitage Drive.
- New landscape design along the route and the provision of CCTV and lighting for the route.
At the moment the contractors have dug out the main line of the route through the open space area, and the drainage has been installed. Most of the main line of the route through the open space has been laid with hardcore materials. The contractors are currently leveling out the surrounding ground either side of the pathway. Kerbing starts next week. The contractors have made a good start due to the good weather before Christmas with the earth moving and foundations etc. However there is a good bit of work still to do such as: ducting, public lighting, CCTV, base and wearing courses for surfacing, boundary treatments, tie ins at eastern and western ends, which will involve some on-road works, pedestrian crossing at Loreto Park and final grading, seeding and planting etc.
With the exception of grass seeding (which usually has to await warmer weather) the majority of works are expected to be completed mid-March