Replacement of bearings and deck joints on St Peter’s Bridge will continue this week as its repair scheme reaches its fourth week.
The £6.1m project will see vital strengthening work to allow HGVs to continue to access the town.
Last week the project team continued with bearing replacement and removed the road surface. From today, the last parts of the old road surface and waterproofing will be removed as new deck joints start to be installed. The crews are now out on site from 7.30am to 10.30pm Monday to Friday, as well as Saturday to 4.30pm in order to get the work completed as quickly as possible.
The county council continues to work with bus operators to minimise disruption to passengers, with some putting on additional services. Some routes and stops may have temporarily changed so people are being advised to check current timetables before they travel.
Mark Deaville, Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member responsible for highways, said:
The bridge repair project is on schedule and we’re pleased with the progress so far. These are really vital improvements which will ensure that the bridge, which forms a vital link through the town, will be free of unplanned and disruptive maintenance work in the future, and help support local businesses and economic growth. We know these works are disruptive and we have been working with businesses and bus operators. Many have adapted their ways of working where possible. Once again we’d like to thank people for their understanding while the work is carried out.”
Traffic is being diverted via Burton Bridge and pedestrians via Ferry Bridge and the project should be completed by the end of November.
People can find out more about the project, diversions and public transport arrangements at http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/burtonbridges