Micklegate gas work will take two months

TRAFFIC in a York street which is one of the city’s historic entrance routes is set to be disrupted over the coming weeks by major gas main replacement work.

The project in Micklegate, which is due to start on January 7 and is expected to last for two months, involves the replacement of a 15-inch cast-iron gas main underneath the street and associated supply pipes.

A spokesman for the Micklegate Quarter, the area’s traders’ association, said contractors carrying out the work had planned to notify association members in the New Year.

“But we thought it best everyone heard as soon as possible as it has the potential to be very disruptive,” he said.

He was aware of some specific access issues already for several businesses, and was going to arrange a meeting on January 3 or January 4 to discuss some solutions with the contractors.

He said a series of trenches 150 feet long would be dug and filled in, one at a time, over a period of seven weeks, starting at George Hudson Street and working up to finish at Micklegate Bar.

A one-way traffic system would allow cars to flow eastbound from Micklegate Bar towards George Hudson Street, but westbound traffic would be diverted at George Hudson Street and prevented from heading up the hill towards Micklegate Bar.

He said the contractors had said the work would be predominantly in the road, but pavements would also be affected, although pedestrian movement and access to premises would be maintained.

The contractors had said every effort would be made to minimise disruption, but as much of the carriageway as possible would remain accessible during the works.

No work was scheduled during the project in side streets such as Trinity Lane, Barker Lane and Priory Street, but the trenches, traffic diversions and parking restrictions would have a knock-on effect.

A Northern Gas Networks spokesman was unavailable for comment.

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11:28am Tue 1 Jan 13

bob the builder says...

Excellent start to 2013, A19 closed due to flooding as I predicted last week, and now all that extra traffic will be coming up Tadcaster Road towards a shut Micklegate. You won't be moving much round by the station or courts, so avoid York centre till about September!
Excellent start to 2013, A19 closed due to flooding as I predicted last week, and now all that extra traffic will be coming up Tadcaster Road towards a shut Micklegate. You won't be moving much round by the station or courts, so avoid York centre till about September! bob the builder
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2:56pm Tue 1 Jan 13

roskoboskovic says...

i haven t been down there today but if the flooding is as shown in the picture then the decision to close the road is a joke.
i haven t been down there today but if the flooding is as shown in the picture then the decision to close the road is a joke. roskoboskovic
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5:16pm Tue 1 Jan 13

BigJon says...

QUOTE: " A spokesman for the Micklegate Quarter, the area’s traders’ association, said contractors carrying out the work had planned to notify association members in the New Year.
But we thought it best everyone heard as soon as possible as it has the potential to be very disruptive,” he said. "

Seeing as this involves a major road closure over several months then I would've thought that some people (ie the council) would've known weeks, or even months ago so why leave it to about 7 days before it's due to start to tell the traders involved??? If they have to rearrange deliveries or make other arrangements wouldn't it be nice to have more than a weeks notice?
QUOTE: " A spokesman for the Micklegate Quarter, the area’s traders’ association, said contractors carrying out the work had planned to notify association members in the New Year. But we thought it best everyone heard as soon as possible as it has the potential to be very disruptive,” he said. " Seeing as this involves a major road closure over several months then I would've thought that some people (ie the council) would've known weeks, or even months ago so why leave it to about 7 days before it's due to start to tell the traders involved??? If they have to rearrange deliveries or make other arrangements wouldn't it be nice to have more than a weeks notice? BigJon
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5:19pm Tue 1 Jan 13

BigJon says...

bob the builder wrote:
Excellent start to 2013, A19 closed due to flooding as I predicted last week, and now all that extra traffic will be coming up Tadcaster Road towards a shut Micklegate. You won't be moving much round by the station or courts, so avoid York centre till about September!
if you read the article you'd see that Micklegate is to be run as an eastbound one-way road during the works so therefore it wouldn't be closed to traffic coming from Tadcaster Road,,,,,
[quote][p][bold]bob the builder[/bold] wrote: Excellent start to 2013, A19 closed due to flooding as I predicted last week, and now all that extra traffic will be coming up Tadcaster Road towards a shut Micklegate. You won't be moving much round by the station or courts, so avoid York centre till about September![/p][/quote]if you read the article you'd see that Micklegate is to be run as an eastbound one-way road during the works so therefore it wouldn't be closed to traffic coming from Tadcaster Road,,,,, BigJon
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5:41pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Buzz Light-year says...

roskoboskovic wrote:
i haven t been down there today but if the flooding is as shown in the picture then the decision to close the road is a joke.
I've been down there and the water is all the way over the road.
My hatchback wouldn't get through it.
The road is rightly closed.

But i did watch 2 4x4s make their way through ok.
[quote][p][bold]roskoboskovic[/bold] wrote: i haven t been down there today but if the flooding is as shown in the picture then the decision to close the road is a joke.[/p][/quote]I've been down there and the water is all the way over the road. My hatchback wouldn't get through it. The road is rightly closed. But i did watch 2 4x4s make their way through ok. Buzz Light-year
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7:23am Wed 2 Jan 13

pedalling paul says...

Note the phrase "cast iron" which may give a very obvious clue to the age of the exiting gas pipe. The replacement pipes that we've all seen going in are heavy duty plastic. I'm sure we all agree on the need for its replacement, before it is pounded to the extent that it fractures and maybe sends an innocent passer by up in flames,
I wonder if any short distance car commuters will switch to pedal power for the duration of the work?
Note the phrase "cast iron" which may give a very obvious clue to the age of the exiting gas pipe. The replacement pipes that we've all seen going in are heavy duty plastic. I'm sure we all agree on the need for its replacement, before it is pounded to the extent that it fractures and maybe sends an innocent passer by up in flames, I wonder if any short distance car commuters will switch to pedal power for the duration of the work? pedalling paul
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7:23am Wed 2 Jan 13

pedalling paul says...

Note the phrase "cast iron" which may give a very obvious clue to the age of the exiting gas pipe. The replacement pipes that we've all seen going in are heavy duty plastic. I'm sure we all agree on the need for its replacement, before it is pounded to the extent that it fractures and maybe sends an innocent passer by up in flames,
I wonder if any short distance car commuters will switch to pedal power for the duration of the work?
Note the phrase "cast iron" which may give a very obvious clue to the age of the exiting gas pipe. The replacement pipes that we've all seen going in are heavy duty plastic. I'm sure we all agree on the need for its replacement, before it is pounded to the extent that it fractures and maybe sends an innocent passer by up in flames, I wonder if any short distance car commuters will switch to pedal power for the duration of the work? pedalling paul
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8:39am Wed 2 Jan 13

Paul Hepworth says...

You silly billy PP, you posted that in stereo............
You silly billy PP, you posted that in stereo............ Paul Hepworth
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10:17am Wed 2 Jan 13

bob the builder says...

BigJon wrote:
bob the builder wrote:
Excellent start to 2013, A19 closed due to flooding as I predicted last week, and now all that extra traffic will be coming up Tadcaster Road towards a shut Micklegate. You won't be moving much round by the station or courts, so avoid York centre till about September!
if you read the article you'd see that Micklegate is to be run as an eastbound one-way road during the works so therefore it wouldn't be closed to traffic coming from Tadcaster Road,,,,,
It'll still cause problems like Bishopthorpe Road where the temporary lights were not synchromnised to the traffic lights, and drivers tailgating through the red light.
[quote][p][bold]BigJon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bob the builder[/bold] wrote: Excellent start to 2013, A19 closed due to flooding as I predicted last week, and now all that extra traffic will be coming up Tadcaster Road towards a shut Micklegate. You won't be moving much round by the station or courts, so avoid York centre till about September![/p][/quote]if you read the article you'd see that Micklegate is to be run as an eastbound one-way road during the works so therefore it wouldn't be closed to traffic coming from Tadcaster Road,,,,,[/p][/quote]It'll still cause problems like Bishopthorpe Road where the temporary lights were not synchromnised to the traffic lights, and drivers tailgating through the red light. bob the builder
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10:59am Wed 2 Jan 13

BigJon says...

bob the builder wrote:
BigJon wrote:
bob the builder wrote:
Excellent start to 2013, A19 closed due to flooding as I predicted last week, and now all that extra traffic will be coming up Tadcaster Road towards a shut Micklegate. You won't be moving much round by the station or courts, so avoid York centre till about September!
if you read the article you'd see that Micklegate is to be run as an eastbound one-way road during the works so therefore it wouldn't be closed to traffic coming from Tadcaster Road,,,,,
It'll still cause problems like Bishopthorpe Road where the temporary lights were not synchromnised to the traffic lights, and drivers tailgating through the red light.
So, in effect, the roadworks won't cause any problems......but the bad drivers doing the tailgating will :-)
[quote][p][bold]bob the builder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BigJon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bob the builder[/bold] wrote: Excellent start to 2013, A19 closed due to flooding as I predicted last week, and now all that extra traffic will be coming up Tadcaster Road towards a shut Micklegate. You won't be moving much round by the station or courts, so avoid York centre till about September![/p][/quote]if you read the article you'd see that Micklegate is to be run as an eastbound one-way road during the works so therefore it wouldn't be closed to traffic coming from Tadcaster Road,,,,,[/p][/quote]It'll still cause problems like Bishopthorpe Road where the temporary lights were not synchromnised to the traffic lights, and drivers tailgating through the red light.[/p][/quote]So, in effect, the roadworks won't cause any problems......but the bad drivers doing the tailgating will :-) BigJon
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5:39pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Oncebitten says...

Gasworks essential.....Floodi
ng unavoidable......get over it!!

Happy New Year.
Gasworks essential.....Floodi ng unavoidable......get over it!! Happy New Year. Oncebitten
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7:49pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Paul Meoff says...

BigJon wrote:
bob the builder wrote:
BigJon wrote:
bob the builder wrote:
Excellent start to 2013, A19 closed due to flooding as I predicted last week, and now all that extra traffic will be coming up Tadcaster Road towards a shut Micklegate. You won't be moving much round by the station or courts, so avoid York centre till about September!
if you read the article you'd see that Micklegate is to be run as an eastbound one-way road during the works so therefore it wouldn't be closed to traffic coming from Tadcaster Road,,,,,
It'll still cause problems like Bishopthorpe Road where the temporary lights were not synchromnised to the traffic lights, and drivers tailgating through the red light.
So, in effect, the roadworks won't cause any problems......but the bad drivers doing the tailgating will :-)
Cameras
Fines
Three Points

Job done
[quote][p][bold]BigJon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bob the builder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BigJon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bob the builder[/bold] wrote: Excellent start to 2013, A19 closed due to flooding as I predicted last week, and now all that extra traffic will be coming up Tadcaster Road towards a shut Micklegate. You won't be moving much round by the station or courts, so avoid York centre till about September![/p][/quote]if you read the article you'd see that Micklegate is to be run as an eastbound one-way road during the works so therefore it wouldn't be closed to traffic coming from Tadcaster Road,,,,,[/p][/quote]It'll still cause problems like Bishopthorpe Road where the temporary lights were not synchromnised to the traffic lights, and drivers tailgating through the red light.[/p][/quote]So, in effect, the roadworks won't cause any problems......but the bad drivers doing the tailgating will :-)[/p][/quote]Cameras Fines Three Points Job done Paul Meoff
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