01/11/2022 - Permalink

Closure of Malehurst No 1 Bridge for repair work

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

Malehurst No 1 Bridge Road Closure, which carries an unclassified road (Horsebridge Junction with B4387 to Malehurst Junction with A488) over Minsterley Brook, will be closed to traffic from 7 to 11 November from 7am to 5pm for repair work

The work will involve vegetation clearance from the structure, masonry repairs to the downstream arch ring, repairs to the upstream steel post and tubular rail parapet and the blast cleaning and painting of both parapets.

To carry out the proposed work safely it will be necessary to close the bridge to vehicular traffic.

When the bridge is closed, traffic will be diverted via A488, B4387 and local roads by a signed diversion route.

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

Inevitably there will be some disruption during these works, though we will always endeavour to minimise any inconvenience and people are thanked for their understanding.

The work will be carried out by Shropshire Council’s term maintenance contractor Kier, with supervision being provided by WSP on behalf of Shropshire Council.