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Brooksmeeting No 2 Bridge closure from 7 December 2020

Related topics: Highways, transport and environmental maintenance / Partner organisations

Brooksmeeting No 2 Bridge will be closed for up to a week from Monday 7 December 2020 to carry out bridge repair work, which will involve the installation of a positive drainage system and filling of a large void caused by wash out to the end of the upstream left-wing wall.

The bridge carries the unclassified road from Billingsley to Chorley.

While the road is closed, traffic will be diverted via the B4363 and local roads through Bagginswood and Stottesdon and vice versa by a signed diversion. Access over the bridge for pedestrians and dismounted cyclists will remain available throughout the works.

The work will be undertaken by the council’s term maintenance contractor Kier, with supervision by the council’s term consultant WSP.

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

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

Robert Tindall, local Shropshire Councillor for Brown Clee, said:-

“The work to the bridge is clearly needed, but I hope that it will take no longer than the planned week to carry out the repairs.”