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Porthill Footbridge in The Quarry, Shrewsbury: refurbishment

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

Essential programmed maintenance and safety works are expected to start at Porthill Footbridge, Shrewsbury on Monday 14 November 2022 for a period of four weeks.

The works will comprise patch painting of the parapets; replacing the deck boards and worn out anti-slip surfacing; and surface water drainage improvements.

The works will commence with partial ‘half-width’ restrictions over the bridge between Monday 14 November and Monday 21 November, allowing public access over during the first week.

However, the bridge will be fully closed from 8am on Monday 21 November until completion of the works, which is expected to be around Friday 9 December. Normal working hours will be between 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday. Works will be undertake by our term maintenance contractor, Kier, and supervised by our term consultant, WSP UK Limited.

Whilst the full bridge closures are in place, pedestrians and cyclists will be diverted along Victoria Quay, Welsh Bridge, Copthorne Road and New Street. Please follow the signs for directions.

Porthill Bridge, Shrewsbury diversion routes

Porthill Bridge, Shrewsbury diversion routes

Find out more:  Should you have any queries or wish to discuss any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact Shropshire Council’s highways customer services centre on 0345 678 9006.