New schedule announced for Richmond roadworks

A diagram with the new schedule.

A new schedule has been announced for roadworks currently taking place in Richmond.

Northern Powergrid is carrying out two separate sections of work in the area — one from Scotch Corner to the Skeeby substation and the second from Skeeby substation to another substation on Cross Lanes, Richmond.

John Stewart, project manager for contractor O’Connor Utilities, is responsible for the section of work from Skeeby substation to Cross Lanes.

He said in an update to residents: “We originally planned to dig in the road along Ronaldshay Drive, but we’ve changed our route to reduce the impact to residents.

“We’ll now continue to work along the A6108 using rolling multi-way traffic lights.

“Traffic along the A6108 should already be far lighter than normal due to the road closure between Skeeby and Scotch Corner, but to further offset the impact of this work, we’re carrying out as much of it as possible during February half-term and the two-week school holiday at Easter.

“Please note, we will not be working over the Bank Holiday weekend.”

The programme of work is now as follows:

A6108 from Skeeby substation to Mile Planting — ongoing until Friday 18 February 2022. Rolling two-way traffic lights are operation.

Cross Lanes to Darlington Road – Monday 21 to Friday 25 February 2022 (school holiday week). Multi-way traffic lights will be in operation from behind the Premier store on Cross Lanes and onto the

A6108 Darlington Road while the team work towards the junction of Whitefields Drive.

A6108 Darlington Road from the junction of Mile Planting to junction of Zetland Drive — Monday 28 February to Friday 8 April 2022. Rolling multi-way traffic lights will be in operation.

A6108 Darlington Road from the junction of Zetland Drive working towards Cross Lanes — Monday 11 April to Friday 22 April. Rolling multi-way lights will be in operation

Cross Lanes — 11 April to end May 2022. We’ll be carrying out the final sections of our work along Cross Lanes although most of this will be carried out using underground drills to avoid us having to dig in the roadway.

A diagram with the new schedule.