Monday, 28 June 2010

Queen Street Car Park Resurfacing

Rather than blather on - I thought I would cut and paste the text of the letter I received about Queen Street Car Park:

"I am writing to inform you that proposed Car Park Refurbishment works for Queen Street Car Park are soon to commence. Works are scheduled to start week commencing Monday 12th July 2010, with completion anticipated for Friday 13th August 2010.

The Principal Contractor undertaking the Car Park maintenance works is Danaher & Walsh Civil Engineering of Meadow Lane, Syston, Leicester LE7 1NR.

This maintenance scheme is being delivered by Fenland District Council and is intended to provide better parking facilities for the benefit of all Car Park users.

The application of a new surface material together with enhanced road markings and the provision of additional gullies to aid surface water run off will further aid pedestrian safety. In addition a new system of street lighting utilising the latest LED technology with an improved lighting arrangement will provide for the safer passage of all pedestrians and vehicles.
For your information the proposed works to be undertaken in relation to this Contract will primarily involve:

  • The reconstruction of failed surfacing areas; including entrance and exits
  • Removal and disposal of the existing car park surface material where necessary and replacement with a new asphalt surface course over the entire area of the Car Park.
  • Reconstruction of defective base material by excavation or Cold Milling (Planing) to localised areas.
  • Improve surface water drainage where “ponding” has been identified by means of additional gullies and linear drainage channels.
  • Adjust all Ironware as necessary to suit new finished levels.
  • Application of coloured surface material to specific areas, i.e. disabled bays.
  • Installation of new street furniture to include a designated motor cycle parking facility.
  • Replacement of existing white lines and road markings, with an improved parking layout to aid operation.
  • Access remedial and accommodation works as necessary and where specified.
  • Installation of a new car park lighting system that utilises LED technology, reducing energy consumption, light pollution and ultimately CO2 usage.  The additional lighting will also assist and improve CCTV monitoring ability at night. In addition it is intended to further reduce energy consumption and CO2 usage by means of dimming the lighting levels after midnight.     
The Contractor’s intended hours of work shall generally be between 07.30 to 18.00 hours Monday to Friday, and where required between 08.30 to 18.00 hours on Saturdays. Sunday working will only be undertaken if and when absolutely necessary and will be restricted between 10.00 to 16.00 hours.

Pedestrian and vehicular access in and around the works and to all residential and commercial properties will be maintained, although some areas will need to be fully closed to use by the public for health and safety reasons whilst construction works are carried out. However it is intended that approximately 50% of the car park will remain in use at any given time throughout the contract period with the exception of the final surface material application and construction of the entry/exit areas which may require full closures for a period of 1 to 2 days.

Appropriate traffic control measures and signage will be implemented and any necessary diversions put in place to maintain limited vehicular and pedestrian access in and around the Car Park.

Obviously there will be some disruption caused by the improvement works, but I would ask for your patience and understanding during the course of this contract. It is hoped that any disruption can be kept to a minimum, and I apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused as a result of these works."

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