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posted 24 Dec 2018, 01:33 by Pirton Parish Clerk

Road closure between Holwell and Pirton including bus service.

Summary of information from the Parish Council FB site.

Road closure 

Gas works

There are currently signs on Waterloo Lane saying that part of the road will be closed from January 7th for 12 days. This is for gas installation.


 The Parish Council have been in touch with Cala over their road closure  and have a meeting scheduled with them for January 15th.

Basic information so far:

Cala are aiming for Mid January for their closure. 

They are meeting Highways on January 7th and the date will be finalised following this meeting. 

They will let the Parish Council know as soon as they have a definite date. Cala Head Office will also be sending a newsletter out re the closure to Pirton and Holwell residents.

As far as we know the road will be closed from the triangle at the end of Royal Oak Lane to Waterloo Lane in Holwell.

Construction traffic will continue to come through Holwell into the site.

The road is scheduled to be closed for 16 weeks but this period also includes a buffer in case the works overrun. If the work finishes quicker than the 16 weeks, they  will reopen.

Cala are now on their Christmas break, returning to work on January 3rd They are still working on clarifying access and parking for residents on Holwell Road and will have more information in the New Year.

If anyone  urgently needs more information please contact the site managers when they are back from the Christmas break on January 3rd.

Paul Archer.  Project Manager.

Robert Douglas . Assistant Project Manager.

Pirton Public and School Bus Service.

Tom Gammell has  made enquiries regarding the impact on the public and school bus services, during the road closure period and has posted the following information..

‘The first thing to understand, is that currently, no final decision has been taken on what will happen, so please bear in mind that the information I have been given, may change.

During the period of the CALA closure, the buses from Pirton will go directly to Hitchin along Hitchin Road, and vice versa on the return journey. The pick-up points for this temporary service will be next to The Fox and next to The Motte & Bailey.

Just as a for instance, at the moment, the times of morning departure is some 15 minutes earlier, at approx. 07:53.

Do please bear in mind that this is what is proposed rather than finalised. However, there will not be a bus of any description travelling between Pirton and Holwell during the road closure period. The PC will update this as soon as we hear further from the North Herts Bus Users Group, who have been very helpful ‘