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Major road construction in Burton continues until December

Work on a major new road construction in Burton is to be extended until December after the unmarked cabling was found underground.

The discovery of the telecoms cable located within the new drainage works means that Branston Road in Tatenhill will need to be closed to traffic until December 6 to allow further work at the site.

The major works have involved the removal of an existing road, construction of a new road and roundabout, and a new footway and cycleway.  It’s all part of getting the infrastructure in place for the brand new secondary school that will open in September 2018.

County Councillor Helen Fisher, Cabinet Support Member for Highways and Transport said:

These works are essential to ensure the entire infrastructure is in place to serve the new school, businesses and future residents.  Not only are we constructing a new road and roundabout, we are also installing services, traffic signs, street lighting and marking out the roads.

“The discovery of this unmarked cable in the road means we will need to do extra work, causing the road closure to continue until December.  We realise that any road closure and diversion can cause disruption, but our engineers are working hard to ensure this is kept at a minimum.”