National Grid have informed Bramley Parish Council of the new delivery date of the transformer for the Network Rail connection to National Grid. It will be delivered late afternoon on Sunday 18 September.
It will travel along Sherfield Road, The Street, and then reverse into Minchens Lane and Burlington Way before proceeding to the substation. The route has been agreed upon with Hampshire County Council’s highways department.
The long and wide load will be slow moving and for safety reasons, a temporary rolling road closure will be in place. National Grid have requested that residents avoid parking on Sherfield Road, The Street, and Minchens Lane on Sunday, if possible.
To enable the delivery, the cobbled island on Burlington Way will need to be temporarily removed. The island will be removed on the 12 and 13 September and reinstated between the 22-27 of September. To limit disruption, access will be maintained throughout using temporary traffic lights during this time. Street furniture, such as road signs and lighted bollards also need to be removed from parts of the route between 14-16 September.
These will be reinstated between 22 and 27 September.
Directly affected residents should have received a postcard through their doors about the operation – this can be viewed here. More information can be found on the project website.