15/06/2020 - Permalink

Clun Bridge – closure for repairs from Thursday 18 June to 3 July 2020 

Related topics: Coronavirus / Highways, transport and environmental maintenance

Clun Bridge, which carries the A488 over the River Clun, will be closed from Thursday 18 June 2020 to Friday 3 July 2020 to enable the repairs to be undertaken to the parapet and cutwater to the upstream left side of the bridge. Works will also include general repointing to the inside faces of the parapets and repairs to the kerb build-out at the bridge. 

Due to the nature of the repair works, a full road closure and signed diversion route will be in place for the duration of the works. When the bridge is closed a signed diversion will be in place, diverting traffic via the B4368, B4385, A4113 and A488.  

Access over the bridge for pedestrians and dismounted cyclists will remain available throughout the works. 

The construction work will be undertaken by the council’s term maintenance contractor Kier, and supervised by the council’s term consultant WSP. 

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.”

Nigel Hartin, local Shropshire Councillor for Clun, said:-

“The bridge has suffered a number of hits recently and, inconvenient as this closure will inevitably be, this is the only way that significant damage can be repaired and the bridge reopened to traffic as soon as possible.”

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