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Wirral highways manager says sorry over disruption from late-night road works
2:47pm Friday 30th August 2013 in News
Wirral's highways chief has apologised to Meols residents after road works carried on until 1am.
Several householders telephoned the Globe to complain when noise from the site went on into the early hours on Wednesday.
The road over the railway bridge has been resurfaced over the last few days and has been closed to traffic in the evenings to allow contractors to push ahead with the job.
Rob Clifford, Wirral Council senior highways manager, said: ‘We apologise to anyone who has been inconvenienced by this work, but the road is too narrow to carry out the work safely in two halves, which is why we have to resurface both sides of the road at once.
“Materials from the surfacing plant were delayed on the evening in question, which was regrettable, but outside of our control.
“When the delivery arrived, a decision was made to allow it to take place outside of what would have been our usual working hours as to suspend work altogether would have meant a third evening of work and extended disruption.
“The main part of the work has now finished, but we will be on site on Monday next week, weather permitting, to paint white lines but will endeavour to keep disruption to a minimum.”
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