Nelson road stays shut for another 4 weeks

First published in Nelson Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by

A MAJOR road in Nelson is to be closed for another four weeks after United Utilities fell behind in work to replace sewers.

It was hoped that Scotland Road would reopen on April 27, but bosses at the water giant have now confirmed they expect it to reopen on May 18.

The £350,000 scheme started on February 13 and tackles the problem of sewer flooding to homes in the area.

Coun Mohammed Iqbal, who represents the Bradley ward where the work is taking place, said: “A great deal of Scotland Road has been closed because of this work and it has had a significant impact on traders in the area.

“It is a busy road and residents have also been affected, with drivers using areas like Fleet Street as rat-runs. We need the road reopened, the sooner the better, but unfortunately it is something we are going to have to wait for now.”

During the work, Scotland Road is closed to traffic between Fountain Street and Clayton Street, with traffic diverted via Leeds Road and Reedyford Road.

Project manager John Byron said: “Everyone hates roadworks and we apologise for the disruption but unfortunately we have hit a few difficulties on Scotland Road. We’ve had to work on old cast-iron mains pipes and due to their age and wear and tear, that’s led to some minor bursts which have set us back.

“Ultimately, the work we are carrying out will help to protect some homes on Scotland Road from flooding and we appreciate the patience residents and motorists are showing us.”

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11:38am Tue 24 Apr 12

chrisbarlick says...

"with drivers using areas like Fleet Street as rat-runs."
I can see where you are coming from there Coun. Iqbal. Plenty of rats round that area already!
"with drivers using areas like Fleet Street as rat-runs." I can see where you are coming from there Coun. Iqbal. Plenty of rats round that area already! chrisbarlick
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3:28pm Tue 24 Apr 12

notchuffed says...

Big shame they put 'road' after Neslon in the headline. It would have represented best news of the week. Mind you I think Nelson has been shut for years.

What a fantastic achievement it has

"The Town where even Tesco couldn't bear to stay" Beaten by the likes of Padiham and Barnoldswick.

Hang your head in shame Pendle Councillors for what you have done and allowed to be done to the place over the years
Big shame they put 'road' after Neslon in the headline. It would have represented best news of the week. Mind you I think Nelson has been shut for years. What a fantastic achievement it has "The Town where even Tesco couldn't bear to stay" Beaten by the likes of Padiham and Barnoldswick. Hang your head in shame Pendle Councillors for what you have done and allowed to be done to the place over the years notchuffed
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4:18pm Tue 24 Apr 12

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 says...

notchuffed wrote:
Big shame they put 'road' after Neslon in the headline. It would have represented best news of the week. Mind you I think Nelson has been shut for years.

What a fantastic achievement it has

"The Town where even Tesco couldn't bear to stay" Beaten by the likes of Padiham and Barnoldswick.

Hang your head in shame Pendle Councillors for what you have done and allowed to be done to the place over the years
dont forget we had the pound shop closed as well as Tesco,but on the bright side our council has granted enough takeaway licences that Bradford would be envious of!!!
[quote][p][bold]notchuffed[/bold] wrote: Big shame they put 'road' after Neslon in the headline. It would have represented best news of the week. Mind you I think Nelson has been shut for years. What a fantastic achievement it has "The Town where even Tesco couldn't bear to stay" Beaten by the likes of Padiham and Barnoldswick. Hang your head in shame Pendle Councillors for what you have done and allowed to be done to the place over the years[/p][/quote]dont forget we had the pound shop closed as well as Tesco,but on the bright side our council has granted enough takeaway licences that Bradford would be envious of!!! ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123
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6:38pm Tue 24 Apr 12

Aleevio2 says...

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 wrote:
notchuffed wrote:
Big shame they put 'road' after Neslon in the headline. It would have represented best news of the week. Mind you I think Nelson has been shut for years.

What a fantastic achievement it has

"The Town where even Tesco couldn't bear to stay" Beaten by the likes of Padiham and Barnoldswick.

Hang your head in shame Pendle Councillors for what you have done and allowed to be done to the place over the years
dont forget we had the pound shop closed as well as Tesco,but on the bright side our council has granted enough takeaway licences that Bradford would be envious of!!!
....And more are planned on Scotland Road ! ! Good old Nelsonabad .
[quote][p][bold]ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notchuffed[/bold] wrote: Big shame they put 'road' after Neslon in the headline. It would have represented best news of the week. Mind you I think Nelson has been shut for years. What a fantastic achievement it has "The Town where even Tesco couldn't bear to stay" Beaten by the likes of Padiham and Barnoldswick. Hang your head in shame Pendle Councillors for what you have done and allowed to be done to the place over the years[/p][/quote]dont forget we had the pound shop closed as well as Tesco,but on the bright side our council has granted enough takeaway licences that Bradford would be envious of!!![/p][/quote]....And more are planned on Scotland Road ! ! Good old Nelsonabad . Aleevio2
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7:23pm Tue 24 Apr 12

treetrunk says...

I do hope roads to the benefit office and cash transfer shops are not affected as that would just cause chaos.Isnt it great we live in a country ruled by multy culty left wing ****.
I do hope roads to the benefit office and cash transfer shops are not affected as that would just cause chaos.Isnt it great we live in a country ruled by multy culty left wing ****. treetrunk
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6:40pm Wed 25 Apr 12

MrsB123 says...

Maybe this work would have been completed on time if the workmen spent less time on their mobile phones ......this seems to be their favourite pastime whenever I drive through ....no matter what time of day !!!!
Maybe this work would have been completed on time if the workmen spent less time on their mobile phones ......this seems to be their favourite pastime whenever I drive through ....no matter what time of day !!!! MrsB123
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8:13pm Wed 25 Apr 12

truth.is.out.there says...

not caused me any problems have avoided Nelson for years best thing that could happen to Nelson is if all roads in/out were shut permanently
not caused me any problems have avoided Nelson for years best thing that could happen to Nelson is if all roads in/out were shut permanently truth.is.out.there
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