Mallards Bridge Works Update
We have today received the following update from Suffolk County Council regarding the works on the Mallards Bridge:
The current status is as follows:
- We now have a date from UKPN for a shut-down of the overhead electricity cables, this is scheduled to be the 10th June. We therefore have arranged a nesting bird inspection of the tree that needs to be felled on the 9th June and, subject to nothing being found, we plan to fell the tree on the 10th June. Due to nesting season we must undertake this survey in advance of felling and it must be conducted just prior to works commencing.
- We are still awaiting a firm project programme and cost estimate to enable a start date for the works to be confirmed and an order for the works to be raised. Receiving this cost estimate has taken far longer than was anticipated and was discussed at length at a meeting yesterday, with an action taken away to provide a firm date and cost ASAP.
- There is a significant amount of work being undertaken on PROW bridge replacement projects throughout the County at the moment, which has resulted in our limited resources being severely stretched – This has meant that some actions have not been able to completed as quickly as we would have liked.
We will let you know as soon as we have some feedback on when the cost estimate and programme is to be provided and when the start date has been confirmed.
Posted: Wed, 26 May 2021 10:00 by Clerk - Mildenhall High Town Council