Once again we have been notified of road closures on the Blacktop to Kingswells Road to allow work in connection with the new Countesswells development.
From 07:00 on 11 November, 2017, until 19:00 on 12 November, 2017, and
From 07:00 on 18 November, 2017, until 19:00 on 19 November, 2017
there will be a prohibition of driving on the C128C Cults - Kingshill, road between its junctions with the C127C Blacktop Road, and the A944 Skene Road.
The suggested alternative route is via Countesswells Road, Springfield Road, Queen’s Road, and Skene Road.
Access to residences will be maintained with residents south of the closure required to access there dwellings via Blacktop Road.
The contractors have advised Cathodic Protection Works will take place at the two blue points on the map :
- The first set of works will at the point in the road next to Kingshill Cottage.
- Followed by the second set of works at the point in the road next to Newton of Countesswells and The Steading at Newton of Countesswells.
If, like us, you wondered what Cathodic Protection was - here's what Wikipedia has to say about it:
"Cathodic protection (CP) is a technique used to control the corrosion of a metal surface by making it the cathode of an electrochemical cell. A simple method of protection connects the metal to be protected to a more easily corroded "sacrificial metal" to act as the anode. The sacrificial metal then corrodes instead of the protected metal. For structures such as long pipelines, where passive galvanic cathodic protection is not adequate, an external DC electrical power source is used to provide sufficient current."
So now we know!