Chevet Lane Road Safety Works

As part of our Road Safety Improvement programme, Wakefield Council are planning to undertake a road safety improvement scheme along Chevet Lane.

The scheme involves works on Chevet Lane between the Haw Park Lane and Woodthorpe Lane junctions. The scheme includes the following works:

  • Installation of new High Friction Surfacing on all approaches to the Chevet Gates crossroads junction
     

  • Installation of new High Friction Surfacing on all bends between the Haw Park Lane and Woodthorpe Lane junctions
     

  • Installation of new reflective marker posts in the highway verge adjacent to the bends where previous accidents have occurred
     

  • Replacement of defective road studs (cateyes) between the Common Lane and Woodthorpe Lane junctions
     

  • Installation of new & replacement road signs
     

Due to the nature of the work to be undertaken and the width of the carriageway, road closures will be in place during working hours to maintain the safety of both road users and our operational teams.

In order to minimise the impact of the scheme on traffic flows, the works will be carried out in three phases:

Closure Phase 1

  • Closed Roads:         Section of Chevet Lane from the Hare Park Lane junction to the Chevet Gates Crossroads (Common Lane/Lodge Lane junction) to be closed.

  • Closure Dates:        Monday 12th April to Friday 16th April 2021

  • Closure Times:       09:30 to 15:30
     

  • Diversion Route:   B6132 Chevet Lane – Notton Lane – George Lane – A61 Barnsley Road – B6132 Chevet Lane

A plan showing the affected section and diversion route can be found here

Closure Phase 2

  • Closed Roads:         Section of Chevet Lane from the Woodthorpe Lane junction to the Chevet Gates Crossroads (Common Lane/Lodge Lane junction) to be closed.

  • Closure Dates:        Monday 19th April to Friday 23rd April 2021

  • Closure Times:       09:30 to 15:30
     

  • Diversion Route:   Walton Station Lane – Greenside – Common Lane

A plan showing the affected section and diversion route can be found here

Closure Phase 3

  • Closed Roads:         Section of Chevet Lane from the Woodthorpe Lane junction to the Haw Park Lane junction, including the minor approaches to the Chevet Gates Crossroads (Common Lane/Lodge Lane) to be closed.

  • Closure Dates:        Monday 26th April to Wednesday 28th April 2021

  • Closure Times:       09:30 to 15:30

  • Diversion Route:   B6132 Chevet Lane – Notton Lane – George Lane – A61 Barnsley Road – B6132 Chevet Lane 

A plan showing the affected section and diversion route can be found here

Key Points

  • The affected roads will be closed at 09:30 and re-opened at 15:30 each day.
     

  • These closures only affect the weekdays stated – no weekend closures will be undertaken as part of this scheme.

  • Access will be maintained for residents/landowners that live within the closed sections.

  • The diversion routes will be fully signed throughout the works.
     

  • We apologise for any inconvenience caused during these works.