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Branston Locks Development

To support access to and development of the ''Branston Locks'' development, we have started infrastructure and road works from June 2016.

The works primarily focus on improving access to the site by:

  • Realigning the existing Branston Road in a northern direction with a new bridge constructed to accommodate access over the Trent and Mersey Canal
  • Creating  a new access road from the A38 to the business and housing development site

Information about ongoing road works will be updated on this page.

When are the works taking place?

The works started on 20 June 2016. Please see the timetable below.

What is happening?

The main works are to realign the existing Branston Road in a northern direction with a new bridge constructed to accomodate access over the Trent and Mersey Canal. The new road will provide access to the new Branston Locks development.

Amey has completed advanced tree and hedge clearance in February and March 2016 to facilitate this.

The new road will provide key infrastructure to access the employment and housing Nurton Developments have outline planning permission for. Together with the improved road infrastructure, the project will vastly improve pedestrian and cycle access to the future development and canal tow path. 

Will there be roadworks?

Yes. Please see the timetable below.

When will the works be completed?

Key dates around the infrastructure works are below.

Key dates for Branston Locks highways improvements
Date  Summary of highways improvement works
21 September 2016 Construction of the new Canal Bridge commences. Drainage works commence at the west side of the Canal.
October 2016 Tree clearance along the Branston Road’s south embankment between the A38 and the Canal.
17 October 2016 Start of 5 week road closure on Branston Road between the canal bridge and
Lawns Farm Cottage. Closure in place 24 hours per day, 7 days a week during this period. 
Mid December 2016 Bridge beams installed. Drainage works commence at the east side of the
23 December 2016 Site closes at 5:00pm for two weeks.

9 January 2017

Site re-opens and highway works will resume.

April 2017

Canal bridge completed.

May 2017

A short section of Branston Road will close for twelve weeks from Tuesday 9 May through to Tuesday 1 August 2017.  The closure will be in place between the A38 interchange and Tatenhill Lane.  There will be no access to/from the A38 from Branston Road for the duration of the closure.

Details of the PDF DocumentBranston Locks diversion route (PDF, 1268kb) can be downloaded here.

July - 6 October 2017

Final surfacing works to carriageway and footways.

Will I be able to access my home/business?

Yes, at all times.  If a road closure is necessary, it will be well advertised and you will still have access to your home or business.

What effect could the works have on me?

Delays are possible, although we will seek to keep these to an absolute minimum. There may be some noise between 7:30 am and 6:00 pm Monday to Friday when construction work is underway (local residents will be informed at the earliest opportunity if this needs to temporaliry change for any reason). There may be peak levels of noise when sheet pile are driven for the bridge construction.  Local residents will be proactively informed of this at the appropriate time.

How are you keeping properties safe?

In January 2016, vibration monitoring was also completed to ensure that there will be no detrimental impact on the canal, existing bridge or surrounding properties. 

How can you help us

You can help us to get the job done with the minimum of fuss by following this advice:

  • Please keep children away from the works to ensure their safety.
  • Please drive appropriately through the works.
  • Check your shoes before entering your property or car to make sure there is no bitumen from the works.
  • Keep up to date with planned roadworks on Twitter  - @BranstonLocks

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