16th January (from Brian Frith)
... and now the good news! After 4 days of disruption, traffic problems and a fair degree of discontent (from those on the diversion route along Low Road, Cheney's Lane and Valley Farm Road, but particularly from the residents of Gilderswood Lane who found themselves on the unofficial diversion route, the works are now over. All 'Road Closed' and diversion signs have been removed. The Parish Council has made an urgent request to NCC for damage and 'mess' caused by the diverted traffic to be repaired, and made suggestions for what could have been done (and hopefully will be done) if a similar situation arises in the future.
The next phase of the works starts on February 2nd and will involve closure of Overwood Lane - but for that there is a simple diversion via Mill Road and Aslacton Road (which are better roads than Overwood Lane!) so hopefully not too many problems will emerge. After that, the gas main goes over the river and into Great Moulton / Aslacton.