Matson road closed as mini roundabout removed
SECTIONS of a busy Matson road are to close while a “dangerous” mini roundabout is replaced with a junction.
Resurfacing work will start in Norbury Avenue this weekend using funds from the county council’s Highways Local scheme, where each county councillor is given cash to spend on roads in their ward.
As well as improving the road surface, the work also includes the removal of a mini roundabout where Norbury Avenue meets Prescott Avenue to return the road to a junction.
Councillor Steve McHale (L, Matson and Robinswood), whose Highways Local cash is helping to pay for the scheme, said: “People have been asking for this work to be done for some time and I am delighted that it’s starting this weekend.
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“The roundabout just isn’t working in this location so I’m glad to be able to work on behalf of local people to get the junction reinstated as they wanted.”
In total, 3,600 square metres of road will be replaced using 700 tonnes of new material.
Liam Kelch, chairman of the Matson and Robinswood Residents Group, said: “This is very much welcomed, it is a dangerous junction and I have seen a fair few near misses there.
“It is in need of resurfacing too, there are a few potholes down there.”
The work will start tomorrow and is due to finish on September 29.
On both Sundays, tomorrow and September 29, Norbury Avenue will be closed from before the Prescott Avenue junction up to and including Matson Lane roundabout.
From Monday to Thursday, Norbury Avenue will be closed from just after Prescott Avenue up to Matson Lane.
Work will take place between 7am and 7pm and no vehicles, except emergency services, will be able to use the road during this time. Residents are asked to park their vehicle elsewhere while the work is ongoing, or risk the council having to remove it.