Work to ensure the long-term sustainability of Burton Bridge will begin on Monday, 18th June 2018.
Staffordshire County Council has now confirmed its final plans for the engineering due to take place over the summer which are as below:
- Scheme begins on 18th June and will finish at the start of September – in time for the start of the new school year.
- One lane on the bridge will remain open to traffic rather than the originally proposed full closure.
- Shifts will run from 7:30am-4:30pm, seven days a week.
- Additional twilight shifts will run from 4:30pm-10:30pm, Monday-Friday.
- There will be no overnight shifts due to concerns about the impact of noise.
- Access for pedestrians and cyclists will be maintained throughout.
Commenting on the announcement, MP for South Derbyshire, Heather Wheeler said:
“Staffordshire County Council should be congratulated on the work they have done with residents and local businesses in planning this important scheme.
South Derbyshire residents were badly hit by the closure of St Peter’s Bridge last year and I hope the work carried out by the Council now will ensure that this isn’t the case again this summer.”