Leewood level crossing to close for re-surfacing

Drivers are being encouraged to use alternative routes to avoid the Ash Street level crossing into the Leewood Industrial estate when work begins to upgrade the road surface.

STORY UPDATED : 26 February 2020

The first stage of the project, which began Monday 24 February, was to resurface the road from the level crossing to Scott Place. The road will remain open under traffic control during Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

The second stage of the project will see the level crossing on Ash Street closed to all traffic from 9am Friday 28 February through to the evening of Sunday 1 March, to allow for hot mix asphalt to be added next to the tracks on the level crossing.

Rail operator John Holland has also decided to remove a disused railway line which runs across across the road on th same weekend. The line connects with an industrial rail siding to the south of the level crossing.

Drivers are being asked to use detours over the Franklin Road rail bridge.

Emergency services, nearby residents and business owners have been sent letters with the details of the closures. A number of electronic message boards are also in place on approach roads to the crossing.

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