Higher Cuddra Farm, Holmbush

Devonshire Homes has been granted planning permission for a housing development at Higher Cuddra Farm, Holmbush. As part of these permissions, a new signalised junction from the A390 Holmbush Road will be built.

We have been appointed to carry out these works, which are planned for a 4 June start. Works will include:

  • widening the existing carriageway
  • upgrades to the current drainage system
  • a new bus shelter
  • new street lighting
  • traffic signals
  • construction of footways into the development
  • resurfacing of the road from Mount Charles roundabout to the new junction

We expect the works to take around 19 weeks to complete.

To help maintain traffic flow on this busy road, any work requiring traffic lights will be carried out at night time. 

To ensure the workforce can carry out the work safely, a speed restriction will be in place during the day for the stretch of Holmbush Road between the junction with Bucklers Lane and the junction with the North East Distributor Road. The speed limit through the site will be 30 mph, which will be monitored. 

However, during surfacing operations at night, a 10 mph limit will be in place around the sections being surfaced. Signs will indicate when this limit is in force, and traffic lights and a convoy system will be in place during these times.


Phase one

  • Starting in June, this will include the set-up of our compound, which is located south of the development site itself. Traffic management - including signing, lighting and guarding and narrowed lanes - will be set up.
  • After this, we will remove the existing streetlights - which will later be replaced as required - then begin excavation in preparation for the widening of the highway and other construction activity.

Phase two

  • During this phase, we will be working north of site under two-way traffic lights, but with lanes swapped to the north carriageway. This will allow us to carry out construction of new kerbs, a bus shelter and ducting work. All works under traffic control will be undertaken during the night.

Phase three

  • More ducting work followed by the installation of traffic light poles. 

Phase four

  • Night time working under traffic lights to construct the traffic islands. Installation of one pedestrian crossing, refuge islands at the crossing points, plus dropped kerbs, tactile paving and also street lights.

Phase five

  • Night working only for surfacing works to the new and existing carriageways. This will be followed by road markings, anti-skid and demobilisation from site.

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