I refer to my last blog on this matter and can now give some further information.
Steve Brookes of Onlincolnshire has kindly contacted me this morning to give some more detail of the work involved to install a new fibre cabinet on Main Street.
There is insufficient space to position a new fibre cabinet alongside the old Cabinet 3/2 adjacent to the Post Office. Therefore, the new fibre cabinet will be located on the opposite side of the road to the existing street-level Cabinet 3/2. This will require road works to excavate a trench across Main Street.
The trenching work is still scheduled to commence 4th April (the earliest date that Lincolnshire Highways would allow BT's contractors to start) and will take about two days to complete. This trenching work will enable both the old and new cabinets to be connected.
It is then estimated it will take a further 3 to 4 weeks to fully commission the new fibre cabinet and for availability for orders. However, once the road crossing has been completed Steve will be able to get a more accurate forecast for us.
I will report further updates as I receive them.
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"Metheringham 3/2 (Nocton) - Minor delay to delivery expected, meeting with sub-contractor held at site; new cabinet location agreed, fast-track documents with highways department. Traffic management beginning w/c 4th April." [OnLincolnshire]
No traffic management, no BT contractors on-site and no road works
"Metheringham 3/2 (Nocton) - Minor delay to delivery expected, meeting with sub-contractor held at site; new cabinet location agreed, fast-track documents with highways department. Traffic management beginning moved - agreed start 13th April." [OnLincolnshire]
It seems likely the new fibre cabinet is going to be located just to the rear of the 'Bardney' sign/Parish Council sign situated on the corner of Main Street/The Green. Contractors appear to have indicated the chosen location by spraying a rectangle in the foliage adjacent to Hall's Yard House.
|Potential site for new BT fibre cabinet|