The B4632 closure has given us significant problems especially with HGVs causing serious damage to verges on single track country lanes and contravening weight restrictions on both river bridges. We have worked closely with the Candent Gas contractors to try and lessen the impact, but these are essential works that required a full road closure. By working together with businesses, farmers and contractors we initially knocked 1 week off the 5 week timeframe and were hopeful that we could reduce it even further, which we achieved this week with the works being completed 17 days ahead of schedule.
Sadly Businesses, Residents , Villages and Country Lanes have been seriously damaged or inconvenienced , especially business who have lost customers and much needed revenue.
A scheme for compensation is in place and charity fund is available for small scale projects in local villages.