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Repair work to take place on Evington Road Bridge

Published on Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Evington Road Bridge from street level

A BRIDGE in a residential area of Leicester is set to undergo major maintenance and repair works next month.

Evington Road Bridge, in Evington Road, needs extensive repairs to replace and renew parts of the bridge which are now in poor condition. Work will involve renewing the waterproofing system, resurfacing the road and making repairs to the steel, brickwork and paint under the bridge.

The works, costing £160,000, are part of the annual highway maintenance programme, which is seeing nearly £2.5m spent on road repairs, resurfacing and bridge maintenance across the city.

Advance warning signs will be put in place ahead of the works, which are due to begin on Monday, September 9, and are expected to last for 12 weeks, subject to weather conditions and any unforeseen site issues.

The work will take place on a section of Evington Road between its junctions with Staveley Road and Evington Valley Road. Throughout the work, the eastbound carriageway on that section of road will continue as normal. Westbound traffic will be diverted along a main diversion route via St Phillip’s Road and Stoughton Drive North.

A secondary diversion for westbound traffic will also be signed along Evington Valley Road, Chesterfield Road and East Park Road.

Some footpath closures will be needed but one footpath will remain open throughout.

Parking restrictions could also be brought in along one side of St Phillip’s Road and Stoughton Drive North to enable traffic movement.

A leaflet detailing the works will be distributed in the area in the run-up to the repairs starting.

City Highways director at Leicester City Council, Martin Fletcher, said: “Bridges like this are critical to the city’s road system and perform a vital function as part of our transport network.

“This is well-used bridge on a busy section of road, which inevitably means it needs repairs to ensure it remains able to cope with the daily demands of traffic.

“These repairs are a high priority for the city council, and will help ensure this bridge continues to be safe for many years to come.”

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