People can find out more about the planned Burton Bridge investment works at a community drop in event in the town on Wednesday, June 13th.
The informal event will be held at the Burton Bridge Inn, in Bridge Street, from 2pm to 7pm and the project team will be on hand to answer any questions and explain more about the vital scheme to safeguard the future use of the bridge.
Work to strengthen and safeguard the iconic bridge is due to start on Monday, June 18th and will be completed in time for the start of the school term in September.
One lane on the bridge will remain open to traffic into Burton and access will be maintained for cyclists and pedestrians to encourage people to continue to visit and support the town.
Helen Fisher, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said:
The strengthening of Burton Bridge is absolutely vital if people and businesses are to continue to benefit from its use for years to come.
We recognise that this scheme by its very nature will cause some level of inevitable disruption and this is the chance for people to come along and meet the team and find out more about this hugely important scheme.
We want people to very much support local businesses during the works and hope as many people as possible will come along and find about more about the scheme at the event, which is being held at the Burton Bridge Inn.”
- After listening to the views of residents and businesses, and also taking on board the views of the emergency services on traffic management, the council has confirmed:
- The rescheduled work will start on 18th June and finish in time for the start of the new school term in September. A reduction of three weeks on the original plans.
- One lane on the bridge will now remain open, instead of the proposed full closure of all four lanes. This will be into Burton to allow emergency services to manage journeys over the bridges and encourage people to support businesses in the town
- Extra crews will be deployed. During the scheme work will be carried out from 7.30 a.m. to 16.30 p.m. seven days a week, with additional twilight shifts from 16:30 p.m. to 22:30 p.m. Monday to Friday – except when curing time for materials is necessary. Overnight working is not possible for the full duration of the scheme because of the impact of noise on nearby residential areas. Some overnight work will be needed towards the end of the project to apply the final carriageway surface and the bridge will be fully closed overnight and reopen at 6am.
- Access will be maintained for cyclist and pedestrians