Toll Bar Roundabout-tree and vegetation removal

We recently received the following email from Mark Gibbons, Major Transport Project Manager, Engie;

With regards to the Toll Bar Junction Improvement project, we will be carrying out some vegetation removal works for two days on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 February, during off-peak hours.

 

The works are required to remove some of the trees and limited hedgerow on the roundabout and areas around it before the start of the bird nesting season in March.

 

The nearest rosebed to the roundabout on Station Road will be also removed but closer to the start date in July, once we have worked with New Waltham Parish Council and community to relocate it.

 

The following works will be carried out at the end of February:

 

  • Removal of five trees on the roundabout central island, other low vegetation will remain for now
  • The cutting back of one tree and removal of one on the B1219 Station Road (East)
  • Removal of 75m of hedgerow on the A16 South arm.

 

The project team did look at relocating the trees but the cost and the chances of them surviving a move did not make it viable.

 

Instead, when the scheme is complete, 11 new trees will be planted around the junction along with other shrubs and plants.

 

Localised temporary traffic management will be in place while the works take place to ensure that it is carried out as safely as possible. To reduce the impact of the works, the traffic management will only be in operation between 9.30am and 3.30pm and is likely to see the section of the roundabout being worked on reduced down to one lane.

If you have any queries or questions regarding about the above work please contact us by calling 01472 324659 or emailing mark.gibbons@nelincs.gov.uk

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