A number of highway improvement works will take place between 26 October 2020 and March 2021 to support the delivery of a unique mixed tenure housing scheme on the site off Donnington Wood Way as well as associated upgrades to footpaths and cycleways in the locality to improve accessibility.
A full planning application for the proposed development is due to be submitted by the partnership later this year. The highway works, which are due to start on 26 October 2020, are to be substantially complete by the end of March 2021 to meet LEP funding timescales.
Telford & Wrekin Council and their wholly owned housing company Nuplace Ltd, are working with Lovell Partnerships Ltd and established Housing Association, Wrekin Housing Group (WHG), to deliver a unique mixed tenure housing scheme on the site off Donnington Wood Way. The proposals seek to meet housing need whilst enhancing and protecting our environment.
The Council has secured £3.3m of funding from the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to deliver these enabling works to support the delivery of this scheme including the installation of two new highway accesses off Donnington Wood Way to serve the development.
The LEP funding was secured as a part of the £7m Stronger Communities package which was awarded earlier this year to enable a series of sites across the borough and drive the delivery of new homes and jobs.
The highway works include:
- a new signalised junction to the southern part of the Donnington Wood Way site including a controlled at grade pedestrian crossing (primary access)
- a new signalised junction to the northern part of the Donnington Wood Way site including a controlled at grade pedestrian crossing (secondary access)
- a new signalised pedestrian crossing point to the south of the site, to more effectively link the development to ASDA and Donnington.
- improvements to the existing underpass off Dalebrook Drive.
- a reduction in the speed limit on Donnington Wood Way from 50mph to 40mph.
Two way traffic flow will be maintained along Donnington Wood Way for the majority of the programme although temporary signals will need to be introduced for approximately 3 weeks in January 2021 at the point of the primary access and again in March 2021 to allow for resurfacing.
In addition full night time closures are anticipated in March 2021 for approximately 8 - 10 nights. Further details of the exact timing of these lane closures will be provided in advance of these work elements commencing. The works will be completed by the Council’s new partner and highways contractor Balfour Beatty and will need to be substantially complete by the end of March 2021 to meet LEP funding timescales.
Please note these works are weather dependant and delays may occur if we experience poor weather.
A full planning application is due to be submitted by the partnership later this year.
Last updated: 21/10/2020 09:20