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Stanton River Bridge to close for up to two weeks from Tuesday 27 August 2019

Related topics: Highways, transport and environmental maintenance

Stanton River Bridge will be closed for up to two weeks from Tuesday 27 August 2019 to enable repairs to be undertaken. The repair works will involve taking down and rebuilding the displaced downstream parapet.

The bridge carries the unclassified road from the B5063 Moreton Corbet junction to Stanton village.

The bridge must be closed to traffic while the repairs are being carried out, as the road is too narrow for the work to be carried out safely with the bridge open to traffic.

When the road is closed, traffic will be diverted the B5063 and the A53.

Access for pedestrians and dismounted cyclists will remain available at the bridge throughout the work.

Steve Davenport, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for highways and transport, said:-

“It is appreciated that the bridge closure will cause some inconvenience, and everyone involved will do all that they reasonably can to reopen it as soon as possible.”

Simon Jones, local Shropshire Councillor for  Shawbury, said:-

“It is disappointing that this bridge has been damaged again and the disruption that has been caused, but I am pleased that the highways team are to carry out these necessary repairs.”