Look out, here comes rubble…

Interesting times up on Shire Oak at the moment. For the next six weeks, the Lichfield Road is going to be one-way between Shire Oak crossroads and Street’s Corner, downhill only, with a diversion round Lindon Road and temporary lights at Anchor Bridge, to enable replacement of gas mains. This is interesting, as there were identical operations 5 years ago for apparently the very same reason. Gas mains clearly ain’t what they used to be…

Meanwhile, it looks like the demolition of Shire Oak Reservoir is commencing. I noticed yesterday (Friday 17th July) that excavations were underway on the front edge at Lichfield Road, so I nipped up today to take some pictures. Clicking through these images will take you to the full size ones at Panoramio. I will, of course, keep taking a nosey to see what the works uncover.

If the dynamic reporters from the Express & Star are reading, it’s up on the Shire Oak Crossroads, you can’t miss it. Not twice, anyway.

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The excavator appears to have entered the site from Mr. Joslin's garden.
This appears to be a haul-way. I think tippers will pull in here to be loaded with rubble.
This seems to be a haul-way. Tippers will probably pull in here to be loaded with rubble.
No dismantling appears to have taken place yet, but I bet the driver is careful where he goes with that excavator...
No dismantling has taken place yet, but I bet the driver is careful where he goes with that digger...
I think demolition will probably begin on Monday.
I think demolition will probably begin on Monday.
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4 Comments

  • George Roper

    Shame they couldn’t have waited another 2 days before closing the road.
    Shire Oak school will be closed for the term and rush-hour traffic will have halved on Wednesday.

    Good job on catching the photos. Most people don’t realise their importance for future generations.

     
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