Autumn spruce-up for a number of Ross roads

By Chris Were   |   Reporter   |
Friday 5th August 2022 10:00 am
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Work is set to take place on a number of roads around Ross-on-Wye this autumn ()

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Ross roads are being spruced up this autumn, which will involve a number of closures.

Herefordshire Council, as part of the Ross-on-Wye Resurfacing Scheme 2022 (TTRO22-641), will be temporarily closing over a dozen streets, and posting diversions, to get the works done. Fortunatly these closures plan to move through the town at a brisk pace.

Closures are due to start September 1 with the works expected to be completed within four weeks. However a maximum period of 18 months has been given.

The following roads will be affected during this time: Roman Way for two days, Chapel Road for five days, Tudor Street for three days, Tudor Rise for five days, Fernbank Road for two days, Eastfield Road for two days, Woodland View for two days, Ryefield Road for two days, Springfield Road for four days, Duxmere Drive for two days, Purland for three days, Kyrle Street for three days, and Verschoyle Gardens for eight days.

Those with queries in relation to the works can contact 01432 261800 or use the online form to get in touch with the council at herefordshire.gov.uk/contactus.

The Gazette reported in May on Ross Town Council’s decision against expanding the resurfacing scheme, opting instead to keep it to the original plans, however roads that were previously ruled out look like they are now due for a resurfacing.

However these current works are not being paid for by the extraordinary market towns fund.

These new repairs are part of a separate budget for market towns. Repairs come after lengthy pestering by the three Ross county councillors, that the roads are deteriorating; the main highway budget has to be targeted at roads with higher traffic speed and volume, the cabinet agreed funding over three years for market towns including about £1m for Ross.

The town council then identified its priorities which is how these roads have been schedueled for repair.

At the town council’s annual general meeting, the town council rejected the expanded scheme of works, saying that the costs sighted were not good value for taxpayer money.

The expanded plans included, the whole of Duxmere Drive, Roman Way, and Eastfield Road which are now due to to be closed this autumn for resurfacing.

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