The Germany Beck developers have confirmed in their local newsletter that work will continue on the site next week, with the piling rig returning.
The piling rig is due to come to site on Monday 6th February. It will be delivered on several large low loaders. The piling works will commence on Monday 6th or Tuesday 7th. A period of ‘pre-augering’ (loosening the soils with a long drill to allow easier piling) will take place for 3 to 4 days before the driving of piles commences towards the end of the week. It is expected that the piling contractor will be on site for a total period of 2 to 3 weeks.
The eastern footpath of the A19 will now remain closed for several weeks.
In order to complete the piling works the developers need to install temporary traffic lights on the A19. They need to locate the piling rig on the southbound A19 carriageway to install the section of sheet piled wall closest to the A19.
From Wednesday 8th the temporary lights will operate on week days, during ‘off peak’ hours only, from 9.30 until 3.30pm. This is likely to cause disruption to traffic using the A19. The lights will be in operation for 2 to 3 weeks. The A19 into and out of York will remain open at all times but they request everybody factors in some extra time for your journeys, especially those collecting children from schools at the end of the day. Fordlands Road will remain open at all times but is also likely to be affected with disruption to traffic. They apologise for the inconvenience this will cause.
Councillor Keith Aspden will continue to raise questions and concerns on behalf of local residents. Please get in touch if there is anything you would like Keith to pass on for you.