Crookbarrow Way footbridge ramps at St Peter's closing for work completion

July 31 2020
Crookbarrow Way footbridge ramps at St Peter's closing for work completion

The Crookbarrow Way Footbridge ramps on the edge of St Peter’s will be closed from Monday, August 3 for up to two weeks for work on the parapet fence and handrails to be completed.

The work will be carried out during normal working hours and advanced notice signage will be displayed.

Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the ramps and steps will be fully open after the completion of the work.

Crookbarrow Way’s foot and cycleway and carriageway and Crookbarrow Way footbridge will be fully closed in both directions from 9pm on Friday, August 14 until 5am on Monday, August 17 to carry out final touches to the Crookbarrow Way footbridge that were delayed due to Covid-19.

That includes painting some small sections of steelwork and re-tensioning the bridge hangers, which is a standard procedure once a bridge of that kind has “settled”.

Engineers will take advantage of the closure to carry out other works on Crookbarrow Way that would otherwise require a closure or lane restrictions, for example, landscaping.

Some of the work on the bridge will take place at night and will require floodlighting.

Although the work is not expected to be noisy, letters will be delivered to immediate neighbours as a courtesy.

There might be some periods of inactivity during the closures while, for example, paint cures but workers will try to be as efficient with the time as possible.

A diversion for the road closure will be signed via London Road/Bath Road. High-sided vehicles have an alternative route.

Advanced warning signs will be displayed on site.

If the road and or bridge can be closed slightly later on the Friday and/or opened earlier than the Monday morning, they will be.

A closure has been booked for the following weekend as contingency in case adverse weather prevents the work being completed as planned.

Photo caption: The Crookbarrow Way foot and cycle bridge.