23/11/2020 - Permalink

Clun Bridge closure from 7-11 December for urgent repairs

Related topics: Highways, transport and environmental maintenance

Clun Bridge, which carries the A488 over the River Clun, will be closed from Monday 7 December to Friday 11 December 2020 to enable urgent repairs to be undertaken to the damaged upstream and downstream bridge parapets. Work will also include 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 being closed once again for more urgent repairs, following those of June and July, 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, added:-

“Hopefully the bridge CCTV cameras, which are currently off site being repaired, will be back in place by the time the bridge reopens to traffic, so that we can again capture registration numbers should the bridge be hit again.”