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HARPER LANE: Construction company announce lengthy delay on ‘nightmare’ Radlett roadworks

 Published on: 7th December 2020   |   By: Jake Levison   |   Category: Uncategorized

Bloor Homes have been heavily criticised by residents after pushing back the completion date of their disruptive Harper Lane works by more than two months.

The works to install a signalised junction on Harper Lane/Watling Street, which began at the beginning of August, were scheduled to finish on December 17 – but Bloor homes recently announced that they will not be completed until February 28.

This means that the west end of Harper Lane will have been closed for more than seven months when it eventually reopens. 

The construction company have put the work extension down to “unforeseen delays during various service diversions”.

One resident told RadlettNews: “It’s unbelievable that the disruptions are continuing. Whenever I’ve passed the road, there have been barely any people working on it, so it’s no wonder they haven’t hit the deadline.

“It’s been a nightmare for residents and businesses already – and now that nightmare is being prolonged.”

Bloor Homes said they plan to carry out the rest of the works with as little disruption as possible, but confirmed there would be no vehicular access to Harper Lane from the west end until all the work is completed.

In a statement, they added: “The junction signalisation and widening work includes major service diversions and installation of new service provisions, carriageway widening, installation of permanent traffic signals and central traffic islands, new safety railings, retaining features and highway drainage alterations.

“This will be followed by the final phase of works which are tarmac surfacing, white lining, snagging and remedial work, safety audit.

“Bloor Homes apologises for any noise or inconvenience caused during these works.”

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