High street - Odiham Pelican Crossing.

by Peter Fountain on Friday 3rd August

Dear Residents and Retailers,

Hampshire County Council Traffic Control section plans to carry out essential repair work to the Odiham High Street Pelican Crossing between the 15th and 17th of August 2007.

The work is required to replace the existing traffic signal ducting and cabling which is currently substandard putting the crossing at risk of failure. In carrying out the work it will be necessary to trench across the High Street at the location of the Pelican Crossing.

The excavation will be undertaken in two stages to minimise disruption with traffic controlled by temporary signals under a shuttle working arrangement. The works are likely to take no more than 3 working days during which time the Pelican Crossing will be out of use.

The replacement of the existing cabling and ducting,
whilst inconvenient, will remove the immediate risk to the operation of the crossing and ensure the ability to correctly maintain it in the future.
May I apologise in advance for any inconvenience these works may cause. Should you have any further concerns about this matter please contact me directly on 01962 845421.

Yours sincerely,

Patrick Bingham
Senior Engineer
Traffic Control
Hampshire County Council


HCC works on the pelican crossing have been carried out swiftly and efficiently in the last 2 days, today Friday 17th August will see Siemens fine tune the equipment. This has been in stark contrast to the pavement works (still) being carried out towards Broad Oak roundabout which has been a very poor advert for HCC generally.

Submitted by Peter Fountain on Thu, 2007-08-16 19:32.