TWO bridges carrying a busy road are due to undergo extensive repairs and replacement work from next month.
Both the Cannock Street and Mountain Road bridges, which span sections of the Melton Brook just off Barkbythorpe Road, need major renovations to ensure they can continue to be safe for traffic.
The work at both sites will involve renewing the waterproofing systems, road surfacing, re-pointing the brickwork, concrete repairs, repairing or installing new parapets, and installing new crash barriers if required.
Works at Cannock Street will begin on June 6th, and are expected to last for eight weeks. At Mountain Road, the renovations are due to get underway on July 4th, and last for four weeks.
Advance warning signs will be put in place on nearby approach roads ahead of the work starting, while diversion signs will be on site throughout the works.
Letters are also being sent to local residents letting them know about the works.
Pedestrian access will be maintained as far as is safely possible, but there will be some restrictions around the areas being worked on, especially during material deliveries and waste removal.
Some temporary parking and loading restrictions may be put in place on nearby roads to enable traffic to continue moving and for materials to be delivered.
The bridges are near to the junctions of each street and Barkbythorpe Road itself, meaning diversions will be in place for vehicles to get to those streets.
Access to Cannock Street will be via Thurmaston Lane and Wenlock Way, while Mountain Road can be accessed by Tuxford Road and Waterside Road, or alternatively through Thurmaston Lane and Waterside Way.
Barkbythorpe Road itself will remain open as normal.
The contract cost for the repairs at Cannock Street Bridge will be around £102k, with the Mountain Road Bridge scheme costing just under £80k. The works are being funded by the city council’s annual capital transport budget.